al kol panim

Definitions

  • adv. "At any rate, nevertheless" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "The yeshiva hasn't collected enough to complete the new building; al kol panim there's enough to get started." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb. על כל פנים / עַל כֹּל פָּנִים al kol panim 'on every face' > Yid. על־כּל־פּנים alk(o)lponem 'at any rate, in any case'

    • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      alkolponem, alkolponim

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