iluy

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Etymology[edit]

Yiddish עילוי (eyloy), from Hebrew עִילּוּי (‘ilúi, prodigy).

Noun[edit]

iluy

  1. A Talmudic prodigy.
  2. A boy wonder.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2000, Peter Ochs, “Wounded Word, Wounded Interpreter,” in Humanity at the Limit, Michael A Signer ed. [1]
    He was an iluy, a natural genius in textual study.
  • 2003, Jeremy I Pfeffer, Malbim’s Job [2]
    His first stop was Warsaw, where he was acclaimed as the Iluy (prodigy) from Volhynia.
  • 2004, Shalom Goldman, God's Sacred Tongue [3]
    In his five years at Pressburg, the young iluy mastered the text of the Babylonian Talmud.

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