to be achrai

Pronunciations

to be achrai (akh-ROY-ee) listen
to be achrai (akh-rah-EE) listen

Definitions

  • v. To be responsible, accountable.

Example Sentences

  • "I'm not achrai for anyone else's learning; I have to worry about myself." (Weiser)

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Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • אַחְרָאִי achra'i 'responsible', from אַחַר achar 'after' (if one was responsible for someone, they would metaphorically stand after/behind them)

    • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be akhra'i, to be achra'i, to be akhrai

Notes

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