kal v'chomer

Pronunciations

kal ve-homer (KAL veh HOH-mer)
kal vachomer (kal va-CHOH-mer)

Definitions

  • adv. 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

Etymology

  • קל וחומר

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      kal vachomer, kal v'homer, kal v'khomer, kal vahomer, kal vakhomer

Edit     See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.