mechayil el chayil

Definitions

  • adv. "From strength to strength."

Example Sentences

  • "May Hashem give you the strength to go mechayil el chayil!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • מחיל אל חיל

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      m'chayil l'chayil, m'chayil el chayil

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