אדרבה

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Hebrew[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Jewish Babylonian Aramaic אַדְּרַבָּא (ʾaddərabbā, literally until the great(er)), from earlier Aramaic עַד דְּרַבָּא (ʿaḏ dərabbā).

Adverb[edit]

אַדְּרַבָּה (ad'rabá)

  1. on the contrary
    • תפילת רבי אלימלך מליז'נסק (Prayer of Rabbi Elimelech of Lezajsk)
      וְתַצִּילֵנוּ מִקִּנְאַת אִישׁ מֵרֵעֵהוּ וְלֹא יַעֲלֶה קִנְאַת אָדָם עַל לִבֵּנוּ וְלֹא קִנְאָתֵנוּ עַל אֲחֵרִים, אַדְּרַבָּה, תֵּן בְּלִבֵּנוּ שֶׁנִּרְאֶה כָּל אֶחָד מַעֲלַת חֲבֵרֵינוּ וְלֹא חֶסְרוֹנָם []
      And you will save us from the jealousy of one another and the jealousy of man will not rise over our hearts and the jealousy of others, on the contrary, let in our hearts that we will see each of us the vitue of our friends and not their shortcomings []