plural Amidoth or Amidot
or Amidahs
: a benediction recited while standing during the main section of the daily Jewish liturgy and at the additional service on Sabbaths and holy days

Word History


Hebrew ʽămīdhāh standing

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amidah was in 1815

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“Amidah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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