Tahanun

noun
Ta·​ha·​nun
variants: or Tachanun \ ˈtäḵˌnu̇n \
plural Tahanunim or Tachanunim\ ˌtäḵ(ˌ)nu̇ˈnēm \

Definition of Tahanun

: a prayer for grace recited in the daily morning and afternoon synagogue service

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History and Etymology for Tahanun

Late Hebrew taḥănūn, from Hebrew ḥannēn to beg for grace, from ḥēn grace

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“Tahanun.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tahanun. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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