pasken

Definitions

Example Sentences

  • "Rav Moshe paskens that this milk is kosher."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Yiddish פּסקענען páskenen 'to judge, rule, decide' (verbal stem is פּסקן paskn) (from Heb root פ-ס-ק, to rule)

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      paskn, paskan

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