Elijah's cup

noun

Definition of Elijah's cup

: a cup of wine set on the table at the celebration of the seder on Passover and reserved for the precursor of the Messiah, the prophet Elijah, who according to Jewish tradition may come anytime as a guest

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“Elijah's cup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elijah%27s%20cup. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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