yetzer hara

noun
yetzer ha·​ra | \ -ˈhärə \

Definition of yetzer hara

: the inclination or impulse to evil considered as an essential part of human nature in Jewish traditional belief

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History and Etymology for yetzer hara

Late Hebrew yēṣer hārʽā evil inclination

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“Yetzer hara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yetzer%20hara. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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