chakira

Alternative Spellings

chakirah, hakira, hakirah

Definitions

  • 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

Textual Hebrew, Modern 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

Dictionaries

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

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