Moshav meaning

mō-shäv
An Israeli cooperative settlement consisting of small separate farms.
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In Israel, a type of settlement consisting of individual leaseholds farmed cooperatively.
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An Israeli town or settlement: in particular, a type of cooperative agricultural community of individual farms pioneered by the Labour Zionists during the second aliyah.
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Origin of moshav

  • Modern Hebrew môšāb from Hebrew dwelling from yāšab to sit, dwell wṯb in Semitic roots

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

  • Hebrew מוֹשָׁב"Ž (mosháv, “village", literally “settlement").

    From Wiktionary