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kaddish

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noun kad·dish \ˈkä-dish\

Definition of kaddish

plural kad·dish·es also kad·di·shim play \kä-ˈdi-shim, -(ˌ)shēm\

  1. :  a Jewish prayer recited in the daily ritual of the synagogue and by mourners at public services after the death of a close relative



Origin of kaddish

Aramaic qaddīsh holy


First Known Use: 1613

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