hamevin yavin

Alternative Spellings

ha-mevin yavin, hamaven yavin, ha mavin yavin


  • "those who understand will understand." "You know what I'm talking about."

Example Sentences

  • "...I won't clarify; hamavin yavin."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


המבין יבין

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


North America




This expression is used extensively by the Ramban in his commentaries when there is a mystical explanation for the subject under discussion and he either doesn't want to explain it for some reason or he really can't because of the complexity of the idea. In such a case it not used in order to be intentionally vague but rather to signal that there is more to know about this.

Edit     See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.