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This week's theme: words from Yiddish.
maven (MAY-vuhn) noun
An expert, connoisseur, or enthusiast.
[From Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mebhin (one who understands).]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"The panelists are a who's who of television and film mavens." James Adams; TV Networks Can Relax; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Jun 12, 2006.
Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives. -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965)
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