mezakeh

Alternative Spellings

mzakeh, m'zake, m'zakeh

Definitions

  • to acquire; strengthen

Example Sentences

  • "One can ask someone else to be mezakeh an eruv for him or her self." "It's a tremendous mitzvah to be mezakeh the community with meaningful literature."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb מזכה mezaké 'grant, provide; acquit' (infinitive לזכות lezakót), Yiddish מזכּה זײַן mezáke zayn 'to favor, provide' (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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