teiku

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • interj. The question remains unanswered.

  • n. An unanswered question.

Example Sentences

  • "Rambam always paskens a 'teiku' as a 'safeik', but often will take a side on an 'ibaya de-lo ifshetta' (unanswered question), which means that he regarded teiku as a bona fide psak." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • תיקו

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      teyku, taiku, teku

Notes

  • In Modern Hebrew, teiku means 'tie' in a competition, as in a football match.

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