Word of the Day Malei

A word meaning 'full' or 'complete' is chock-full of variations for usage.

Israelis seeking a seat at their favorite café might find themselves using the same Hebrew word whether their caffeine provider of choice is empty or packed.

Malei primarily means "full," "whole" or "complete," as in hamis'ada meleia ("the restaurant is full") or kol hamekomot mele'im (literally "all the places are full,"...