Other Word Forms of Schlemiel
Origin of Schlemiel
Yiddish shlemíl perhaps from Hebrew šəlūmî’ēl my well-being is God, Shelumiel (a character in the Bible, Numbers 7:36) šəlūmî my well-being (šālôm well-being šlm in Semitic roots) (-î my) ’ēl God ℵl in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Yiddish שלימיל (shlimil).
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