Kol Nidre

noun
Kol Ni·​dre | \ kōl-ˈni-(ˌ)drā How to pronounce Kol Nidre (audio) , kȯl-, -drə; -ni-ˈdrā \

Definition of Kol Nidre

: a formula for the annulment of private vows chanted in the synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur

First Known Use of Kol Nidre

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kol Nidre

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

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“Kol Nidre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kol%20Nidre. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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