n. Introduction or preface (to a book).
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
הקדמה hakdamá (Israeli/Sephardic), hakdóme, hakdúme (Ashkenazic/Yiddish)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- South Africa
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
hakdomah, hakdoma, hakduma, hakdamah
Sometimes used synonymously with haskama or haskoma (הסכמה), a rabbi's note of approbation at the front of a book.
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