Definition of mezuzah
plural me·zu·zahs or me·zu·zas or me·zu·zotplay \-ˈzu̇-ˌzōt\
: 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
Origin of mezuzah
Hebrew mĕzūzāh doorpost
First Known Use: 1650
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