n. Personal space, personal or local boundaries, personal expertise.
n. "Four cubits", a unit of measurement in halacha in ritual and property law.
n. "Limited ken" (Weiser).
n. "A field or sphere of action, thought, land, etc., over which one has domain: territory" (Weiser).
"When people come to my door late at night, they are invading my daled amos inappropriately."
"My roommate can make all the noise he wants as long as he stays out of my daled amos."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
ד׳ אמות daled amot 'four cubits'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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See also daled amos of halacha.
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