bedikath hametz

noun
be·di·kath ha·metz | \ bə-(ˌ)dē-ˈkät-ḵȯ-ˈmāts , -ˈdē-ˌkät- , -ˌkäth- , -ˌkäs- , -ˈḵȯ-ˌmets \
variants: or bedikat hametz \bə-(ˌ)dē-ˈkät-ḵȯ-ˈmāts, -ˈdē-ˌkät-, -ˌkäs-, -ˈḵȯ-ˌmets \

Definition of bedikath hametz 

: the Jewish ceremony of searching for leaven in the home on the evening before Passover

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History and Etymology for bedikath hametz

Hebrew bĕdhīqath ḥāmēṣ search for leaven

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