ad kan

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • interj. Enough! Knock it off!

  • interj., adv. Up to here, no further.

Example Sentences

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

    Listen to recordings of this sentence: ( Recording 1)
  • "Ad kan. We could argue about this sugya forever and never agree." (Weiser)

    Listen to recordings of this sentence: ( Recording 1)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • TH עַד כָּאן 'until here' > Y 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).

Notes


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