ainfal

Pronunciations

aynfal (AYN-fahl)

Definitions

  • n. "An ingenious, intuitive idea or suggestion: inspiration" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "I couldn't figure out how to spend Bein HaZmanim in the country until I had an ainfal to work in a camp." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • אײַנפֿאַל 'idea, notion'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

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

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