זיכרונו לברכה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “memory-of-him to-blessing”, hence roughly “his memory is a blessing” or “may his memory be a blessing”.

Interjection[edit]

זיכרונו לברכה (zikhronó liv'rakhá)

  1. Of blessed memory, may he rest in peace; used after a reference to a deceased man or boy.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In writing, this term is usually abbreviated ז״ל (Z.L.).
  • This is the masculine singular form; the feminine singular is זיכרונה לברכה (zikhroná liv'rakhá), the masculine plural is זיכרונם לברכה (zikhronám liv'rakhá), and the feminine plural is זיכרונן לברכה (zikhronán liv'rakhá).