pasuk

Alternative Spellings

posek, passuk

Definitions

  • a verse, usually from the Torah

Example Sentences

  • Rashi has an interesting commentary on our pasuk.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

פסוק (Modern Hebrew/Sephardic pasúk, Yiddish/Ashkenazic pósek/púsek)

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

The plural is פּסוקים psukím (in Ashkenazi Hebrew/Yiddish: psúkim)

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