Meaning of melamed in English:

melamed

noun

(also melammed)
  • A teacher of elementary Hebrew in a cheder.

Pronunciation

melamed

/mɪˈlɑːmɪd/ /mɛləˈmeɪd/

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.