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.