kimat

Alternative Spellings

kim'at, kemat

Definitions

  • "almost or nearly" (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "He's kimat a rov."
  • "After the yeshiva was built, so many frum people came in and bought houses that it's now kemat a Jewish town."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb כמעט, Yiddish כּמעט kimát

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America, Great Britain

Dictionaries

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).

Notes

Stress on second syllable.

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