I need a word that says the opposite of the term, כמשמעו.

  • I have only ever seen לא כמשמעו.
    – Shimon bM
    Jan 13 '13 at 20:49
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    How about לאו דוקא, which is ubiquitous in divrei Chazal.
    – Fred
    Jan 13 '13 at 21:13
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    – Double AA
    Jan 14 '13 at 1:24

אמר רבא אע"ג דבכל התורה כולה אין מקרא יוצא מידי פשוטו הכא אתאי גזרה שוה אפיקתיה מפשטיה לגמרי. יבמות כד ע''ב "Says Rava: even though in all of the Torah the verse does not leave its most simple reading, here, however, the Gezeira Shava comes and removes it from its simple meaning completely." Yevamot 24a.

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    It might be better if you translated the entire passage and highlighted the phrase itself. +1 for coming up with it (especially so quickly), though.
    – Seth J
    Jan 13 '13 at 22:51

Would this phrase work

פשוטו כמדרשו

as used here


scroll down to pasuk 7


I think כלומר fits the bill nicely.

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