dayenu

Pronunciations

daiyenu (day-YEY-noo) listen

Definitions

  • interj. "Literally, "it would have been enough."" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Had you just made challah and not put chocolate chips in it, dayeinu!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • דיינו

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      dayeinu

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