chochmah

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

Definitions

  • "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

Dictionaries

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

Notes

Plural Hebrew chakhamot, Yiddish khokhmes

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