kimat

Pronunciations

kimat (kee-MAHT)

Definitions

  • adv. "Almost or nearly." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "He's kimat a rov."

  • "After the yeshiva was built, so many frum people came in and bought houses that it's now kemat a Jewish town."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb כמעט, Yiddish כּמעט kimát

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • Great Britain
      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      kim'at, kemat

Notes

  • Stress on second syllable.

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