n. "Brains; wisdom; a brilliant idea" (Glinert).
"What, he solved it? You know, that guy has real chochma." (Glinert)
"Merv comes to me with all these chochmes, but they aren't practical." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Hebrew חכמה chokhma 'wisdom' Yiddish khokhme
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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Plural Hebrew chakhamot, Yiddish khokhmes
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