to be mekayam


to be mekayam (meh-KYE-yum) listen


  • v. To fulfill an obligation.

Example Sentences

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

  • "A group of chasidishe rabbonim is planning to charter a plane out of Newark Airport an fly at a higher altitude in case of cloudy weather to be sure of being makayem this great mitzvah." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מקײם זײַן mekáyem zayn 'to fulfill, execute' from TH מקיים mekayém 'fulfill, realize'

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America
      • South Africa


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      to be mekayim, to be mekayem

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