achrai

Pronunciations

achrai (ach-ROI)
achrai (ach-rah-EE)

Definitions

  • adj. "Charged with responsibility: accountable." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Aramaic

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

      akhra'i, achra'i, akhrai

Notes

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