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treif

Definition:

not conforming to dietary laws

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Similar to:

unclean

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

nonkosher | terefah | tref

Etymology:

Yiddish, from Hebrew terēphāh, literally: torn (i.e., animal meat torn by...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

treif | tref | treifa

Same as "tref" | [Judaism] ritually unfit to be eaten; not kosher (11 of 190 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/treif

Wikipedia:

Treif | trayf | treyf | tref

the Yiddish word for food that does not conform with the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut. The word is derived from the Hebrew טְרֵפָה meaning "torn," and designated foods that are either inherently forbidden or rendered unacceptable due to an... (40 of 186 words)

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Wiktionary:

treyf [food] | terefah | terephah | traif | trafe | trayf | tref | treif | treife | ...

Not kosher. (2 of 12 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/treyf

American Heritage Dictionary:

tref [Judaism]

Unclean and unfit for consumption according to dietary law; not kosher. (11 of 29 words, 1 image)

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New World Dictionary:

tref [Judaism]

not clean or fit to eat according to the dietary laws; not kosher (13 of 25 words, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tref

Random House Dictionary:

tref [Judaism] | terefah

unfit to be eaten or used, according to religious laws; not kosher. (12 of 18 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tref

Britannica Encyclopedia:

terefah [Judaism] | terefa | terefoth [plural] | trefot [plural]

tref, or trefaterefot any food, food product, or utensil that, according to the Jewish dietary laws, is not ritually clean or prepared according to ... (24 of 130 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/587848​/terefah

Merriam-Webster:

unclean | dirty [synonym, sense-specific] | filthy [synonym, sense-specific] | debased [synonym, sense-specific] | debauched [synonym, sense-specific] | decadent [synonym, sense-specific] | degenerate [synonym, sense-specific] | degraded [synonym, sense-specific] | demoralized [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

morally or spiritually impure | infected with a harmful supernatural contagion ; also, prohibited by ritual law for use or contact | "dirty", "filthy" ... (22 of 148 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unclean

Oxford Dictionary:

unclean | uncleanly [archaic] | dirty [synonym, sense-specific] | uncleanness [derived]

dirty | morally wrong | [food] regarded in a particular religion as impure and unfit to be eaten | (in biblical use) ritually impure; (of a spirit) ... (24 of 72 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unclean

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unclean

[formal] dirty, or not pure | unclean food or drink cannot be eaten or drunk by people belonging to a particular religion | [literary] morally wrong (24 of 49 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unclean

Cambridge Dictionary:

unclean

not clean and therefore likely to cause disease | [formal] not clean or pure, or morally bad, as described by the rules of a religion (24 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unclean

Encarta Dictionary:

tref | treif

not kosher and hence forbidden to Jews under dietary laws (10 of 41 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721673​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

treif | tref | treifa

Origin: Yiddish, from Hebrew terēphāh, literally: torn (i.e., animal meat torn by beasts), from tāraf to tear

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/treif

American Heritage Dictionary:

tref [Judaism]

Origin: Yiddish treyf, from Hebrew ṭərēpâ, carrion, from ṭārap, to tear; see ṭrp in Semitic roots.

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New World Dictionary:

tref [Judaism]

Origin: Yiddish treif from Hebrew terēfāh, animal torn by predatory beast

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Encarta Dictionary:

tref

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Hebrew ṭĕrēpāh "flesh from an animal that has been torn" from ṭārap "tear, rend"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721673​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

tref [Judaism] | treif | treifa

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "tref"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "tref"

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the Free Dictionary:

tref

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "tref"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "tref" by speech synthesizer

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YourDictionary Audio:

tref

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tref"

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