tafkid

Pronunciations

tafkid (taf-KEED)

Definitions

  • n. Divinely ordained purpose.

  • n. Task.

  • n. Assignment.

Example Sentences

  • "I feel like teaching is my tafkid."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • תפקיד

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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