or sha·lach mo·nos
[ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shah-lahkh maw-nohs, -nuh s, shlahkh; Sephardic Hebrew shah-lahkh mah-nawt ]
/ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃɑ lɑx ˈmɔ noʊs, -nəs, ˈʃlɑx; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑˈlɑx mɑˈnɔt /
noun Yiddish and Hebrew.
the practice of giving gifts to one another or to the needy on Purim.
any such gift, as cake, fruit, or money for charity.
- shale oil,
- shall i compare thee to a summer's day?,
Origin of shalach manoth
literally, giving out parts
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