רשות

HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Root
ר־שׁ־ה(r-š-h)

NounEdit

רְשׁוּת (r'shútf (plural indefinite רשויות \ רְשֻׁיּוֹת‎)

  1. permission, authorization
    • 8th c., Masekhet Soferim
      • הַנֵּרוֹת הַלָּלוּ קֹדֶשׁ הֵן, וְאֵין לָנוּ רְשׁוּת לְהִשְׁתַּמֵּשׁ בָּהֵן, אֶלָּא לִרְאוֹתָן בִּלְבָד
        These candles are holy, and we do not have permission to use them, only to look at them.
  2. optional, elective
  3. possession, domain

Etymology 2Edit

Root
ר־א־שׁ(r-ʾ-š)

NounEdit

רָשׁוּת (rashútf (plural indefinite רָשׁוּיוֹת‎, plural construct רָשׁוּיוֹת־‎)

  1. authority
    הרשות הפלסטינית‎ ― harashút hafalestínitthe Palestinian Authority

ReferencesEdit

  • רשות” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language

Further readingEdit


YiddishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • רעשוס(reshus)Soviet phonetic spelling

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew רָשׁוּת‎.

NounEdit

רשות (reshusm

  1. power, authority

ReferencesEdit

  • Uriel Weinreich (1977), “authority”, in Modern English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English Dictionary, New York: Schocken Books, page 23