beteavon

Alternative Spellings

b'teavon

Definitions

  • bon appetit; enjoy your meal; dig in. Glinert: "Literally, 'bon appetit!'"

Example Sentences

  • "...and here is the main course. Beteavon!"

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

בתאבון

Who Uses This

Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
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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