chakira

Pronunciations

chakira (chah-kee-RAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. Proposition, treatise, deliberation.

Example Sentences

  • "He published a chakira on the benefits of involvement in Israeli politics." (Weiser)

  • "For those who need a simple hakira to break the world in to categories..."

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • Heb חקירה khakira 'investigation, research; an analysis'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      chakirah, hakira, hakirah

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