hakshivu

Alternative Spellings

hakshivoo

Definitions

  • "Attention;" used to begin announcements at many camps. (https://ramahwisconsin.com/blog/2016/12/reflections-on-ramahs-first-summer)

Example Sentences

  • "A loudspeaker system played bugle calls for every part of the day, from wake-up to taps, followed by Hebrew messages always beginning with a loud 'hakshivu, hakshivu!'"

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

הקשיבו hakshivu 'listen (pl.)'

Who Uses This

Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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