Alternative Spellings

khol-ee, chole, chola, cholah, khole, kholeh, khola, kholah, kholim, cholim


  • A person who is ill (fem. cholah; masc. pl. cholim; fem. pl. cholot)

Example Sentences

  • "This prayer... if done so in front of the choleh should be done quickly and quietly." (
  • "In the early days of internet email, people would often send around a request to say Tehillim for a choleh." (
  • "Did you put him on the choleh list?"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


Hebrew חולה chole

Who Uses This

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



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