Kol Nidre

noun

Kol Ni·​dre kōl-ˈni-(ˌ)drā How to pronounce Kol Nidre (audio)
kȯl-,
-drə;
-ni-ˈdrā
: a formula for the annulment of private vows chanted in the synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur

Word History

Etymology

Aramaic kol nidhrē all the vows; from the opening phrase of the prayer

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kol Nidre was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Kol Nidre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kol%20Nidre. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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