Shayach

Alternative Spellings

Shayich, Shayech, Shayakh, Shayekh, Shayikh, Shaiach, Shaiech, Shaiakh, Shaiekh, Sheiach, Sheiech, Sheiakh, Sheiekh

Definitions

  • Pertinent, relevant (Steinmetz).
  • 1. Capable of being true or believable: Conceivable. / 2. Capable of being done: Surmountable / 3. Practical, reasonable, or possible: Feasible. (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • She redt me a random shidduch, I told her it's not shayich to me.
  • "It's not shayach that someone can jump over that hurdle" (Weiser).
  • "This puzzle is so hard, it's not shayach" (Weiser).
  • "I tried to find time to learn with him, but it wasn't shayach" (Weiser).
  • "I told her it's not shayekh, though I'd really like to meet her, call me back on Tu BiShvat when I'm out of the freezer!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqs_ZMjG7zI)
  • "Was there ever a havamina (hava amina) that the shidduch was shayach? Or that he'd become a chosson?" (https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1731/hard-yeshivish-phrases-to-translate)

Languages of Origin

Aramaic, Yiddish

Etymology

From Aramaic שוך shukh, connect (Weiser); Yiddish שײך shayekh.

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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