to be maskim
v. To be willing.
v. To agree, concur.
v. To consent.
v. To reach an agreement, concede.
“If you're maskim to help me, we could finish before mincha.” (Weiser)
“Everyone is maskim that he has kishroinos, but no one can decide how he should use his potential.” (Weiser)
“I can't leave town overnight unless the Mashgiach is maskim." (Weiser)
“After we argued for a while, my chavrusa was maskim that I was right.” (Weiser)
"I didn’t read it. What did he say? Maybe I won’t be maskim? I happen to be maskim that our haskamos are important based on the important life/halacha questions that is often posed to the coffeeroom sages." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Y מסכּים זײַן maskem zayn
- 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).
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