אויף

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ūf.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɔjf], [ɔf], [af]

Preposition[edit]

אויף ‎(oyf) ‎(contracted dem-form אויפֿן ‎(oyfn))

  1. on, upon
  2. in (a language)
    ווי אַזוי זאָגט מען אוי אויף ענגליש?
    vi azoy zogt men oy oyf english?
    So how do you say "oy" in English?
  3. at (an occasion)
  4. by (a unit; multiplication)
  5. for (a time or purpose)

Usage notes[edit]

Although some works will transliterate this word according to its pronunciation (for example, as af), YIVO recommends that it always be transliterated according to its spelling as oyf.

Derived terms[edit]