Ami·​dah | \ əˈmē(ˌ)dȯ, äˈ-, -(ˌ)dä; ˌämēˈdȯ \
plural Amidoth or Amidot\ -​ˌdōs , -​ˌdōt ; -​ˈdōt \ or Amidahs

Definition of Amidah

: 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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First Known Use of Amidah

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amidah

Hebrew ʽămīdhāh standing

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“Amidah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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