Definitions

  • adv. Seemingly as such while allowing for the possibility of the opposite; apparently; ostensibly. (Weiser)

  • adv. Able to be taken for granted; assumed true in the absence of proof to the contrary; presumably. (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • L'choira it doesn't make any sense, but when I think about it, it's very smart.

  • "Lichora I should take the day to do my laundry. I can't stand all these socks lying around my room." (Weiser 51)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic

Etymology

  • לִכְאוֹרָה

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      lechoyra, l'choira, lechorah, lechora, lichora, l'chora

Notes

  • Comes from the root אור 'light', as in, circumstances are beginning to shed light on what has happened.

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