• v. To maintain, be persistant at.

  • v. To undertake with commitment.

  • v. To set aside, reserve.

  • v. To determine.

  • v. To base.

Example Sentences

  • “He is koiveia his Daf Yomi so he wouldn't fall behind.” (Weiser)

  • “He was koiveia his learning and had real hatzlocha.” (Weiser)

  • “To do well in school, you have to koiveia time for homework.” (Weiser)

  • “The Rosh Yeshiva was koiveia new times for seder during Summer Zman.” (Weiser)

  • “If you are koiveia your lunch on pizza, you should wash for it.” (Weiser)

  • "We are here to be koiveia chotsh a chelek of that karka as a kever for the bekavodike soldiers who were moiser nefesh and were niftar to give a chiyus to our nation." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y קובֿע זײַן 'to appoint'

    • 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 koyveia, to be koiveya, to be koyveya, to be koyvaya, to be koivaya

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