lebedik, leibidik, leibedig, leybedik
- lively, enthusiastic; warm, heartfelt
- The singing at the Shalom Zachor was really leibedik.
- My brother is a very lebedige person.
Languages of Origin
לעבעדיק lebedik 'lively; alive'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
North America, Great Britain
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).
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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