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n. A question posing some difficulty because of apparent inconsistencies with accepted premises: problem. A tough, perplexing question.
n. Question, difficulty (Steinmetz), challenge, objection.
"What kind of kashe is that?" (Steinmetz)
"We have a quite a kashya here."
"It's no kashe how the Rosh Yeshiva's nephew got accepted to the yeshiva despite his shvache learning" (Weiser).
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Aramaic קשיא kashya / Hebrew קשה kashe, 'difficult, hard'; Yiddish kashe
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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