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  • v. To feel delighted and proud to the point of tears.


From Yiddish קװעלן (kveln), from an old Germanic word akin to German quellen, "well up". (Wiktionary)



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  • Yiddish: to beam with pride; to gloat; to exult. From German quellen, "to gush." In a sentence: "My son is a doctor AND a lawyer! I'm kvelling!"

    June 3, 2009