eruv(redirected from Eiruv)
n. pl. er·u·vin (-o͝o-vĭn′) or er·u·vim (-o͝o-vĭm′) or er·uvs Judaism
A symbolic enclosure, marked by preexisting walls or by cord or wire strung on posts, nominally converting public space into private space and so permitting activities that would otherwise be prohibited on the Sabbath.
(Judaism) Judaism an area, circumscribed by a symbolic line, within which certain activities forbidden to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath are permitted
[C20: from Hebrew, literally: mixture, mixing]