• v. To be judgemental, to assess.

Example Sentences

  • “You shouldn't be dahn other people unless you know their circumstances.” (Weiser)

  • "He says that the great wisdom of Yisro was suggesting that Moshe Rabbeinu get dayanim that were not such talmidei chachomim as he, because they would be able to be dahn bipshara." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y דן זײַן dan zayn

    • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be dan

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