• interj. "The opposite is more reasonable"; "you have it backwards."

Example Sentences

  • "I think it is easier to keep kosher nowadays with all of the hashgachot around." "Ipcha mistabra! If there weren't people checking on kashrut, we could just rely on the presumption that most things are (or aren't) kosher, but now you have to check out who is supervising, etc..."

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic


  • איפכא מסתברא "it turns out to be the opposite"

    • Who Uses This

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


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      ifcha mistabra


  • IPcha misTABra

    Lewis Glinert in "The Joys of Hebrew" says it has been incorporated into Hebrew, though it's Aramaic in origin.

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