aliyah

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noun ali·yah \ä-ˈlē-(ˌ)yä, ˌä-lē-ˈyä\
variants: or

aliya

Definition of aliyah

  1. :  the immigration of Jews to Israel

Origin and Etymology of aliyah

Modern Hebrew ʽalīyāh, from Hebrew, ascent


First Known Use: 1851


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