chiyuv

Alternative Spellings

khivey, chiyev, chiuv, hiuv, hiyuv

Definitions

  • obligation
  • one who is in mourning and must say Kaddish

Example Sentences

  • "One has a chiyev to say the Shema every day."
  • "YOM HAFSAKAH - the day on which the eleven-month period of being a chiyuv ends." (http://www.torah.org/advanced/weekly-halacha/5762/pekudei.html)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

חיוב

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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