savlanut

Alternative Spellings

savlanoot, savlones

Definitions

  • patience

Example Sentences

  • Mother to impatient child: "You need to have a little savlanut." or "Savlanut is the reason why we don't have drive by shootings, people killing each other while waiting in line, and endless public brawling." -www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3338603,00

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

סבלנות

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

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