milkhama (meel-khah-MAH) listen


Example Sentences

  • "I had lived and still lived so intimately in the shadow of the milkhome that I did not trust the ease with which Jewish organizations and others outside the community began to represent it as the 'Holocaust,' and even less its passage into the public domain as a general symbol of 'man’s inhumanity to man.'" (source)

  • "There are two miraculous events commemorated by Chanuka: ner, the miracle of the oil, and milchama, the military victory. What characterizes each of these miracles?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew


  • TH מלחמה > Y מלחמה milkhome, MH מלחמה milkhamá

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      milchome, milchomeh, milkhomeh, milkhama, milchama, milkhamah, milchamah

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