Meaning of melamed in English:

melamed

(also melammed)

Pronunciation /mɪˈlɑːmɪd/ /mɛləˈmeɪd/

noun

  • A teacher of elementary Hebrew in a cheder.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Israel Zangwill (1864–1926), writer and advocate of Jewish causes. From Hebrew mĕlammēḏ teacher, active participle of limmēḏ to teach from lāmaḏ to learn.