• v. To institute a rule, put into effect.

  • v. To repair.

Example Sentences

  • "Rebbe was mesaken that everyone has to learn two halachos every day." (Weiser)

  • "The reason for this is that since the Torah was established to be mesaken the Churban, and the Churban happened as a result of the Jews leaving the Torah, the Geulah will come via the Torah so it is fitting that we make siyumim during the Nine Days." (source)

  • "The Menahel was mesaken the hours for locking the doors to the buildings.” (Weiser)

  • “I've been mesaken my watch band temporarily, but I have to get to a jeweler.” (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מתקן זײַן mesakn zayn

    • 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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