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An acronym (Hebrew: ראשי תיבות, rashei teivot) is a shortened form of a phrase, usually consisting of the first letters of each word.

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Avrohom Yitzchok has answered what "תובב״א" stands for; I'll tell you what "פעיה״ק" stands for: "פה עיר הקדש" ("here [in] the holy city]"). (This is what I learned years ago, I don't remember from who …
answered Dec 29 '16 by msh210
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I recommend "(may he live!)". It's unambiguous, unlike an abbreviation, which may stand for any number of things, and unlike, especially, a transliterated abbreviation, which may represent different H …
answered Dec 29 '15 by msh210
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Various people always come up with phrases starting with "תהא שנת" whose initials are the standard alphabetic representation of the year's number (or a variant thereof when the standard is a bad word …
answered Sep 12 '11 by msh210
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This is sort of a comment on the question and on other answers but has some ideas for the resolution of the question also, so I'm posting it as an answer. I'm not at all convinced that the first thi …
answered Nov 8 '11 by msh210
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I'm not sure (despite your comment on the question) whether this is what you want, but many title pages of books include phrases of which certain letters are picked out to form the gimatriya of the ye …
answered Sep 11 '11 by msh210
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Abarbanel writes that, because there's a different order for the plagues in Psalms (78? 105? he's unclear), and one might think it's the chronological order (and the order in the Exodus is not, per אי …
answered Apr 1 '14 by msh210
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Before a name: הבחור החשוב - הבה"ח Habachur hashuv; "The important young man" המלומד בניסים = המלוב"ן Hamulumad benisim; (one) who has practiced many miracles - used for sfaradic Rabis who deal wit …
answered Mar 13 '11 by msh210
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I don't know when it started (or the answers to the other parts of the question), but I recall seeing "ר״מ במז״ל" in the ר״ן‎'s commentary on the רי״ף‎ (although that was, of course, a more recent rep …
answered Feb 2 '11 by msh210