Amidah

noun Ami·dah \ əˈmē(ˌ)dȯ , äˈ- , -(ˌ)dä ; ˌämēˈdȯ \

Definition of Amidah

plural Amidoth or Amidot \-ˌdōs, -ˌdōt; -ˈdōt\ 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

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Origin and Etymology of amidah

Hebrew ʽămīdhāh standing


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