baleboste

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EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish בעל־הביתטע ‎(baleboste), feminine form of בעל־הבית ‎(balebos), from Hebrew בַּעַל הַבַּיִת ‎(bá'al habáyit, master of the house).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɑːləˈbʌstə/, /bɑːləˈbɒstə/, /bɑːləˈbɔstə/

NounEdit

baleboste ‎(plural balebatim)

  1. (Judaism) mistress of the house
  2. (Judaism) ideal housewife, homemaker, hostess

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