Bat Mitzvah (1921, 1949); Kosher (1620); Mellah

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Tue Jun 11 16:11:20 UTC 2002

On Mon, 10 Jun 2002, James A. Landau wrote:
> Yes, I am pretty sure the OED2 is correct in identifying "kosher" as a Hebrew
> rather than a Yiddish word.  However, they fail to note that in Hebrew
> "kosher" is strictlly an adjective, with the verb being "kasher" and the noun
> "kashrut" (Ashkenasic "kashrus").

I agree. Definitely a Hebrew word. kaf (qomets)-shin (tsere)-resh (qomets
and tsere are the vowels) so Ashkenazic pronunciation = kosher.

maberry at

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