ad kan

Pronunciations

ad kan (ahd kahn)

Definitions

  • interj. "Expression used to induce cessation of activity or behavior: knock it off." (Weiser)

  • interj. "Sufficient for the purpose: enough." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "Ad kan we're not going vaiter today." (Weiser)

  • "Ad kan. We could argue about this sugya forever and never agree." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb./Aram. עַד כָּאן 'until here' > Yid. עד־כּאַן 'up to here, no further'

    • 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).

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