n. Strength, fortitude.
"I'm skipping karate tonight - I just don't have the koach."
"You won't be able to make a skirt out of this material—it has no koach to it." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
כוח koah 'strength'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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