- to fulfill an obligation
- "All of the effort is worth it to be mekayam the mitzvah!"
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
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)
Always used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be")
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