bechina

Pronunciations

bechina (bih-CHEE-nuh)
bechina (bchee-NAH)

Definitions

  • n. Examination, particularly for rabbinic ordination.

Example Sentences

  • "I only have one more bekhine before finishing smicha."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • בחינה

    • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      b'china, behina, bekhina, bekhine

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