דווקא

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Aramaic דווקא (davkā), through Yiddish דווקא (davke).

Adverb[edit]

דווקא \ דַּוְקָא (dávka)

  1. (colloquial) unexpectedly
  2. (colloquial) just to spite
  3. (colloquial) specifically, precisely
  4. (colloquial) in fact, actually

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Aramaic דווקא.

Adverb[edit]

דווקא (dafke)

  1. necessarily
  2. deliberately
  3. precisely