n. A question posing some difficulty because of apparent inconsistencies with accepted premises: problem. A tough, perplexing question.
n. Question, difficulty (Steinmetz), challenge, objection.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Aramaic קשיא kashya / Hebrew קשה kashe, 'difficult, hard'; Yiddish kashe
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- 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).
Who Uses This
kashyeh, kashye, kasheh, kashya, kashah, kashoh, kasho, kasha, kashyah, kashyoh, kashyo
Not to be confused with kasha קאַשע buckwheat groats, which is often pronounced the same way.
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