nogeia (noi-GAY-ah) listen


  • adj. Related to, relevant to, pertaining to.

  • adj. "Able to be done, practical." (Weiser)

  • adj. "Bearing upon or bringing about a change in: affecting." (Weiser)

  • n. (With 'a') "related in a way as would affect an opinion: associated." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "That's not nogeia to this decision."

  • "I wanted to learn with him despite his tough schedule, but it's just not noigeia."

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  • "I only looked at the records for information that's noigeia me."

  • "They didn't let him on the planning committee because he was a noigeia."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Hebrew v. נוֹגֵעַ nogea 'it is touching', Yiddish prep. נוגע negeye 'concerning, in reference to'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      nogea, noigeia, noigea, noygeya, noygeye, nogeya

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