ben bayis

Alternative Spellings

ben bayit

Definitions

  • frequent guest at someone's home

Example Sentences

  • "In his later years, he became a ben bayis by the Liska Rebbe and his son Rav Sholem Chaim Friedlander." (http://www.crownheights.ch/blog/blog.php?bid=9007)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb בין בית, Yiddish בן־בית ben-bayes (plural בני־בית bney-bayes) 'member of the household, one of the family'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Fem. version: Bas Bayis / Bat Bayit (בת בית)

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