noun plural but singular or plural in construction

variants or tnaim
or less commonly tnoyim
: formal prenuptial conditions or agreement made at a Jewish betrothal ceremony
: a Jewish social function announcing an engagement

Word History


Yiddish tnoyim, from Late Hebrew tĕnā'īm, from plural of tĕnā'ī agreement

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“Tenaim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenaim. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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