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14:27 Aug 10, 2000
Hebrew to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary
Hebrew term or phrase:mischagaz
Word expressing a kind of foolishness, a Yiddish word, actually.
Explanation: I assume you mean "meshugah". The participle derives from the Hebrew root shin gimel 'ain. The active verbal form means to drive someone crazy, to confuse him, etc.
The passive verbal form means to become crazy, to be crazy.
Laura Gentili Italy Local time: 17:36 Native speaker of: Italian PRO pts in pair: 4
Explanation: From Yiddish. A particularly crazy idea action or opinion.Example: an apparantly normal quiet individual with hobbies such as bunjy jumping or rock climbing His mother would call it his mechegaz.
Explanation: The spelling is usually something like MISCHIGAS (using Spanish vowels). It means 'craziness' or 'insanity,' not in the hard medical sense, but as in "What is this mischigas?" when trying to drum some sense into the heads of friends having a foolish argument. The word "foolishness" is also a good synonym.
musici United States Local time: 08:36 PRO pts in pair: 4
Explanation: This term, originally Yiddish (meshugas) refers to an individual's unique and often crazy obsession with some topic or activity. For example, a person may be particular about washing his/her hands frequently, but "that's just his/her meshugas". This can apply to a very wide range of topics/activities.
Explanation: the word is used to describe a type of unusual behavior or reaction. The coonnotation is not one of medical insanity or mental illness.
E.g. He has a meshugas for good food - He is crazy about good food.
Or she is full of meshugas - she has a lot opf unacceptable demands
Anita Treger Israel Local time: 18:36 Native speaker of: Hebrew PRO pts in pair: 205