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אי בעית אימא
intro. to another answer (lit. if you want, say)
איכא בינייהו
there is between them (this is an answer to the question what halachic difference exists between two positions)
say (suggests a modification of a previous Tanna's/Amora's statement which would resolve a difficulty)
איצטריך, איצתריכא ליה
it was necessary for him to state of... (an answer to פשיטא)
אלא אמר
Rather says X (this is another answer proposed after a prior one is rejected)
(אלא מחוורתא כ(דשנין מעיקרא
Rather it is clear that the original answer is the correct one (after rejecting another answer to a difficulty, the Gemara reverts back to the original answer)
אלא מעתה
according to your logic, the following surprising conclusions arises (lit. but from now)- [so your statement is difficult]
דאמר תרוייהו
A & B both say in answer to the question (sometimes their joint statement A & B is part of a question)
אתי שפיר
it works well, is understandable (according to the proposed solution)
...הא ב... הא ב
this (source) refers to..., whereas this (source) refers to... (this establishes each source as referring to a specific case thus answering a contradiction between two sources/statements- this is a form of אוקימתא)
הוא X ?הא מני
Which Tanna is the author of this source? X (by answering that a certain source is authored by X, the question on it is resolved since X's position explains the difficulty on that source)
הא קמ“ל
This teaches us (this is an answer to a question dealing with the seemingly source introduced by "mai kamashmalan" or "pshiyta")
הכי קאמר
This is what (the source means)
הני מילי
these Halachos/this position only refer(s) to (limitation of a Halacha/position thus answering a difficulty)
לא, דכולי עלמא
No, your proposed explanation of the dispute is not..., all hold like one side of the logic proposed, the dispute is about another issue
...לא קשיא: הא/כאן... הא/כאן
this is not a difficulty, (this here) one case is referring to (this/here) the other case is referring to...
לעולם קסבר
In reality, he (X) holds (this answer goes back to an original assumption/answer about X's position which was previously rejected due to a difficulty; the difficulty is now answered so the original as
...סבר לה כ
he holds like... (in answer to a question on X, the Gemara states X holds like certain position which negates the question)
סלקא דעתך אמינא
I would have thought
(Lit. it is necessary). This phrase introduces an answer to the question of why a certain halacha "no, your "צריכא, לא’ needs be stated or repeated in different ways. (sometimes phrased as question is
קא משמע לן
it teaches us (something new) (usually in answer to a פשיטא)