nafka minah, nafka mina
- practical difference
- "So we could get on the Parkway or on the Turnpike--what's the nafke mine?"
Languages of Origin
Aramaic נפקא מינה nafka mina 'lit. emerges from it', Yiddish נפֿקא־מינה náfkemine 'difference'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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