chochmah

Pronunciations

Chochmah (KHOKH-mah) listen

Definitions

  • n. "Brains; wisdom; a brilliant idea" (Glinert).

Example Sentences

  • "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
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Hebrew חכמה chokhma 'wisdom' Yiddish khokhme

    • Who Uses This

      • 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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      hochmeh, chochma, hochma, chokhma, hokhma, chochmo, hochmo, chokhmo, hokhmo, chochme, hochme, chokhme, hokhme, hochmah, chokhmah, hokhmah, chochmoh, hochmoh, chokhmoh, hokhmoh, chochmeh, chokhmeh, hokhmeh

Notes

  • Plural Hebrew chakhamot, Yiddish khokhmes

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