[air-oo v, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roo v]

noun, plural er·u·vin [air-oo-vin, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roo-veen; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roo-vin] /ˈɛər ʊˌvɪn, ˈɛr-; Sephardic Hebrew ɛ ruˈvin; Ashkenazic Hebrew eɪˈrʊ vɪn/, er·uvs. Judaism.

any of three rabbinical enactments that ease certain Sabbath restrictions.
a line delineating an area in which Orthodox Jews may carry on certain activities normally forbidden on the Sabbath.

Nearby words

  1. erumpent,
  2. erupt,
  3. eruption,
  4. eruptive,
  5. eruptive xanthoma,
  6. erv,
  7. ervil,
  8. ervin,
  9. ervin, samuel james,
  10. ervine

Also erub.

Origin of eruv

From the Hebrew word ʿērūbh literally, mixture, mixing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for eruv

  • He might not move from where he stood, so long as he held the papers, it being outside the Eruv.

  • Being the Jewish Sabbath, there was the Eruv suspended at the exits of the principal streets.

British Dictionary definitions for eruv



Judaism an area, circumscribed by a symbolic line, within which certain activities forbidden to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath are permitted

Word Origin for eruv

C20: from Hebrew, literally: mixture, mixing

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