מערכה

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
ע־ר־ך

Noun[edit]

מַעֲרָכָה (ma'arakhaf (plural indefinite מַעֲרָכוֹת)

  1. An act of a play.
  2. A battle, a campaign; also used figuratively.
  3. (sports) A set: a portion of a tournament.
  4. (taxonomy) A division, a phylum: a taxon below the rank of a kingdom and above that of a class.

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew מַעֲרָכָה.

Noun[edit]

מערכה (marokhef

  1. fate, plight
    • 1945, Max Weinreich in YIVO Bleter:
      איך האָב זיך יעמאָלט באַלד פֿאַרגעדענקט, אַז די דאָזיקע וווּנדערלעכע פֿאָרמולירונג פֿון דער סאָציאַלער מערכה פֿון ייִדיש מוז איך ברענגען צו אַ גרויסן עולם.‏
      ikh hob zikh yemolt bald fargedenkt, az di dozike vunderlekhe formulirung fun der sotsyaler marokhe fun yidish muz ikh brengen tsu a groysn oylem.
      From that very time I made sure to remember that I must convey this wonderful formulation of the social plight of Yiddish to a large audience.