• v. To be evident.

  • v. To imply.

  • v. To indicate, intimate.

Example Sentences

  • “It's mashma from the story that the criminal was never caught.” (Weiser)

  • “The Gemara is mashma that the Earth is round.” (Weiser)

  • “He was mashma that he would leave right away, but you can check for his car.” (Weiser)

  • "First: The sugyah of Sheliah L’ravah (Bava Metzia 96a) is mashma that a sheliah with a very limited scope, so long as it’s a normal usage (according to Rashi; and even abnormal, within the Rambam’s mehalech), constitutes a full-fledged sheilah." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH משמע > Y משמע mashme

    • 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 mashmah

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