bekiut, b'kius, b'kiut, bekiess, bekiyus, bekius
- "range of personal knowledge" (Weiser)
- broad but not deep knowledge
- "Daf yomi is a good way to get bekius in gemara."
- "Jesse has bekius in hilchos nisuin."
- "He learns bekius in the morning just to be prepared for shiur."
Languages of Origin
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).
The opposite of bekius is iyun / 'iyyun (עיון), which suggests a deeper but not as far-reaching knowledge.
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