• v. To be fixed.

  • v. To be set.

Example Sentences

  • “That beam is kovua in the wall; you couldn't move it without tearing down the building.” (Weiser)

  • “The yeshiva's rules about college were kovua, and there was no point arguing.” (Weiser)

  • "at least 65% of the time i have to stand in my mokom kovua-at the front of the bus" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • קובע

    • 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).

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