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Q: Yiddish language ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Yiddish language
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: lifi-ga
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Posted: 07 Oct 2002 13:31 PDT
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Question ID: 73698
I am seeking the correct Yiddush word meaning "confuse".........
I believe it is " ibberbotel" or possibly "ubberbotel"
Subject: Re: Yiddish language
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 09 Oct 2002 05:52 PDT
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Dear Lifi, 

Two online Yiddish dictionaries have several answers: 

According to the Koshernosh dictionary (that also enables you to hear
to words as pronounced):
Tsedreyt  = Confuzed, dizzy  
Farchadat = Confused,distracted, dysfunctional   
Farmisht  = Confused, dysfunctional   
Tsetumult = Confused, bewildered   

According to the Jewish Web Index's Yiddish dictionary: 

Confuse (Mixed Up)= Tsemishn [Tseh-Meesh-N] 
Confused          = Tsemisht [Tseh-Meesht]
Confused          = Tsetumlt [Tseh-Toom-Lt] 
Confusion         = Di Tsemishung [Dee Tseh-Mee-Shoong]
(Source: <>). also have a Yiddish dictionary, with the following

Farblondzhet - Lost, bewildered, confused  

Far-tshadikt - Confused, bewildered, befuddled, as if by fumes, gas 

Kasheh - Groats, mush cereal, buckwheat, porridge; a mess, mix-up,

Tsemisht - Confused, befuddled, mixed-up 

Tsemishnich - Confusion 

Tumel - Confusion, noise, uproar 

(Source: <>). 

And more from this rich language: 
"draikop - Scatterbrain; one who tends to confuse you; one who
and twists the facts to serve his own purpose." (Source: Philip Sego,
"RHJ's Yiddish-Hebrew-English Glossary", Newsgroup soc.culture.jewish,
1999/05/13, <>).

Further Sources: 
Dictionary (Yiddish-English)

Yiddish-Hebrew-English-German-Russian Picture Dictionary = 

Google Directory:

HaGalil Online <> (The online
newspaper of the Jews in Germany) - site is in German and Yiddish.

Beginners Yiddish Dictionary <> - takes
forever to download: it is recommended that you'll save the dictionary
and then read it.

Samuel Rosenbaum Yiddish Word Book for English-Speaking People by (Van
Nostrand:1978). <>

Yiddish far Reizende

Soc.culture.Jewish <>.

As well as those dictionaries, I consulted with a Yiddish speaker I
know. My search terms on Google were "Yiddish dictionary" and "yiddish

I hope that answers your question. Please contact me for any

Request for Answer Clarification by lifi-ga on 09 Oct 2002 07:21 PDT
What is a reasonable spelling of "ibberbotel"......."ubberbotel"

Clarification of Answer by politicalguru-ga on 09 Oct 2002 12:18 PDT
Dear Lifi,  
It crossed my mind that this could be "uber/iber" and "butel" (=. And
guess what? :-)

According to 
Aiver butel - Absent minded; mixed up  
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