n. Proof, evidence, sound argument.
"They say the crossing's safe because no one's been killed there yet? That's no raaye!" (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
TH ראיה. (pl. ראיות reayót) 'proof, evidence' > Yid. ראיה. (pl. ראיות reayót) 'sound argument'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
raya, raye, raaya, raeya, raaye
"Reaya is a word out of the world of Talmud study, where everything's a matter of proof and counterproof." (Glinert)
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