• n. Core, nature, essence.

  • n. A mannerism.

  • n. Function, point, purpose.

Example Sentences

  • “The mahus of the problem is in the fact that it's so complex.” (Weiser)

  • “His whole mahus is just too weird for me to learn with him all the way through seder.” (Weiser)

  • “The mahus of the Beis Medrash is for learning. It just doesn't make a good shul.” (Weiser)

  • "The din lf a yisroel is the “mahus”, not just a part, but the entire being of the person." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מהות mehus

    • 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


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