n. "Range of personal knowledge" (Weiser).
n. Broad but not deep knowledge.
"Jesse has bekius in hilchos nisuin."
"He learns bekius in the morning just to be prepared for shiur."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- 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).
Who Uses This
bekiut, b'kius, b'kiut, bekiess, bekiyus, bekius
The opposite of bekius is iyun / 'iyyun (עיון), which suggests a deeper but not as far-reaching knowledge.
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