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GenderMasculine
UsageHebrew
Scriptsחַיִּים Hebrew
PronouncedPron.KHAH-yeem
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
Feminine FormChaya
Other Languages & CulturesHyman, Hymie Yiddish

Categories

life, medieval
Entry updated December 8, 2017