shalach monos

noun sha·lach mo·nos
variants: or shalach manoth \ˌshäˌläḵˈmȯˌnōs, -nəs\

Definition of shalach monos

1 :the exchange of gifts or the sending of gifts to the poor at the time of the Purim festival
2 :a Purim gift consisting typically of cakes, confections, fruit, wine, or money

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Origin and Etymology of shalach monos

shalach monos from Yiddish shlakh mones, from Hebrew mishlōaḥ mānōth sending of portions; shalach manoth from New Hebrew shālaḥ mānōth, alteration of Hebrews mishlōaḥ mānōth


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