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mezuzah

noun me·zu·zah \mə-ˈzu̇-zə\

Definition of mezuzah

plural me·zu·zahs or me·zu·zas or me·zu·zotplay \-ˈzu̇-ˌzōt\

  1. :  a small parchment scroll inscribed with Deuteronomy 6:4–9 and 11:13–21 and the name Shaddai and placed in a case fixed to the doorpost by some Jewish families as a sign and reminder of their faith; also :  such a scroll and its case



Variants of mezuzah

or me·zu·za play \mə-ˈzu̇-zə\

Origin of mezuzah

Hebrew mĕzūzāh doorpost


First Known Use: 1650


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