• n. An era, period.

Example Sentences

  • “During that tekufa, I had no idea what I wanted to do.” (Weiser)

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  • "It was a different tekufa [era] then. We are no longer concerned with parents who send their kids to public schools." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH תקופה > Y תּקופֿה tekufe

    • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      tekupha, tekufah, tekuphah

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