• n. A colon indicating the end of a portion of the Gemara.

Example Sentences

  • “If you want to follow shiur, learn at least up to the two dots." (Weiser)

  • "Look at the section that immediately follows the Mishnah, up until the two dots (:) near the end of the page." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English


  • Based on the fact that a colon is made up of two dots.

    • 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

      2 dots

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