hamevin yavin


hamevin yavin (ha-MAY-veen YA-veen) listen
hamevin yavin (ha-may-VEEN ya-VEEN) listen


  • interj. "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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      ha-mevin yavin, hamaven yavin, ha mavin yavin


  • 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.

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