Eruv definition

âro͝ov, ĕr-
A symbolic enclosure, marked by preexisting walls or by cord or wire strung on posts, nominally converting public space into private space and so permitting activities that would otherwise be prohibited on the Sabbath.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of eruv - eiruv, erub

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
eruv
Plural:
eruvim, eruvin, eruvs

Origin of eruv

  • Post-Biblical Hebrew ‘êrûb verbal noun of ‘ērēb to mix, mingle (from the fact that under Halachic law the separate households in the eruv are considered to be a single household, or mingled) from Hebrew ‘ēreb mixture ʕrb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition