from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism An institute of learning where students study sacred texts, primarily the Talmud.
- n. Judaism An elementary or secondary school with a curriculum that includes religion and culture as well as general education.
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- n. An academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts.
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- n. an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)
Hebrew yəšîbâ, from yāšab, to sit; see wṯb in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish ישיבה (yeshive), from Hebrew יְשִׁיבָה (y'shivá). (Wiktionary)