Yiddish: verklept

  • Henryk

    Senior Member
    Germany, German
    The word looks similar to the German "verklebt" which means "sticky". I might be totally off, though.
     

    modus.irrealis

    Senior Member
    English, Canada
    I thought it might be "verklempt" which is one of the Yiddish words that are well-known and (at least when used in English) means something like "overcome with emotion" or "extremely emotional." A Yiddish dictionary at http://www.yiddishdictionaryonline.com/ gives a similar definition if you choose "type a Yiddish word using English letters" and enter "verklempt" or "ferklempt."
     

    chaya

    Senior Member
    english (UK) French Spanish Italian
    Thank you Henryk and modus.irrealis. It may be a case of 'mistaken identity'. I wonder if 'verklept' /ferklept ' exists? BEST WISHES FROM CHAYA
     
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