kad·dish noun, often capitalized \ˈkä-dish\
plural kad·dish·es also kad·di·shim \kä-ˈdi-shim, -(ˌ)shēm\
: 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
First Known Use: 1613
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