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or ye·shi·vah  (yə-shē′və)
n. Judaism
1. An institute of learning where students study sacred texts, primarily the Talmud.
2. An elementary or secondary school with a curriculum that includes religion and culture as well as general education.

[Hebrew yəšîbâ, from yāšab, to sit; see wṯb in Semitic roots.]


(jəˈʃiːvə; Hebrew jəˈʃiːva)
n, pl -vahs or -voth (Hebrew -vɔt)
1. (Judaism) a traditional Jewish school devoted chiefly to the study of rabbinic literature and the Talmud
2. (Judaism) a school run by Orthodox Jews for children of primary school age, providing both religious and secular instruction
[from Hebrew yěshībhāh a sitting, seat, hence, an academy]


or ye•shi•vah

(yəˈʃi və)

n., pl. -vas or -vahs.
1. an Orthodox Jewish school for the religious and secular education of children of elementary school age.
2. an Orthodox Jewish school of higher instruction in Jewish learning, chiefly for students preparing to enter the rabbinate.
[1925–30; < Hebrew (post-Biblical) yəshībhāh]
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Noun1.yeshiva - an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)yeshiva - an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)
academy - a school for special training
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