bedikath hametz

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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