aizen

Pronunciations

ayzen (AY-zihn)

Definitions

  • adj. "Well-founded and form, as in logic: incontrovertible" (Weiser).

  • adj. "Perplexing and difficult to answer: unresolvable" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "He had an aizen svara; even the liberal judge found in favor of the landlord." (Weiser)

  • "I have to admit it; your kashe on my pshat is aizen." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • אײַזן aizn 'iron'

    • 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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