dayenu

Alternative Spellings

dayeinu

Definitions

  • "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

Dictionaries

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

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