kal v'chomer

Alternative Spellings

kal vachomer, kal v'homer


  • by extrapolation we know; all the more so. "with assuredness of mind or action based on an earlier, more restrictive, premise; assuredly; certainly: indubitably." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "If one day with her mother-in-law was too much, kal v'chomer a weekend will be!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


קל וחומר

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America


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

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