• v. To detract.

  • v. To weaken.

Example Sentences

  • “Skipping over the Aggadeta is megareia from what is otherwise a great shiur.” (Weiser)

  • “The inability to maintain active youth is megareia the credibility of alternative Jewish organizations.” (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מגרע

    • 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 megareya, to be megaraya

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