• adv. First of all.

  • adv. Most of all.

Example Sentences

  • “Koidem kol we'll finish the Daf Yomi. Then we talk about other plans for the day.” (Weiser)

  • "koidem kol, may all the sonei Yisroel have a mapola bimheira!" (source)

  • "As is well known, the Rambam saw a definite purpose in the existence of human society, and the purpose of society was to make the thinker better able to concentrate on scholarship and koydem kol [most of all], on theology and metaphysics." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH קודם כל > Y קודם־כּל ‪koydem kol

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • 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

      koydem kol, kodem kol


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