One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Jewish use) a person's soulmate, especially when considered as an ideal or predestined marriage partner.
- ‘It's basically about xx couples or people (now on their own) who found their bashert before/during the war, and managed to find them again later.’
- ‘Jack is, Emilia believes, her bashert - a Yiddish term, that means, essentially, her ‘intended’.’
- ‘The notion of searching and finding one's bashert, or soul mate, seems a little less mystical in this cool-eyed context.’
- ‘Like most Yiddish expressions, bashert is a tough word to translate.’
- ‘I felt a sense of obligation, like maybe I'm denying my bashert.’
Yiddish, ‘fate, destiny’.
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