mekayam

Definitions

  • to fulfill an obligation

Example Sentences

  • "All of the effort is worth it to be mekayam the mitzvah!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb מקיים mekayém 'fulfill, realize' (infinitive לקיים lekayém), Yiddish מקײם זײַן mekáyem zayn 'to fulfill, execute' (a periphrastic verb with invariant Hebrew element)

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Always used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be")

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