leibedik

Alternative Spellings

lebedik, leibidik, leibedig, leybedik

Definitions

  • lively, enthusiastic; warm, heartfelt

Example Sentences

  • The singing at the Shalom Zachor was really leibedik.
  • My brother is a very lebedige person.

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

לעבעדיק lebedik 'lively; alive'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America, Great Britain

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

Stress on first syllable. The pronunciation with the longer [ey] vowel as in English 'lay' (rather than [e], as in 'let') comes from most non-Litvish dialects of Yiddish. Often has the Yiddish ending -e(h) when used as an attributive adjective.

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