bekies

Alternative Spellings

bekiut, b'kius, b'kiut, bekiess, bekiyus, bekius

Definitions

  • "range of personal knowledge" (Weiser)
  • broad but not deep knowledge

Example Sentences

  • "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

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

בקיאות

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

Notes

The opposite of bekius is iyun / 'iyyun (עיון), which suggests a deeper but not as far-reaching knowledge.

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