bedikath hametz

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

\bə-(ˌ)dē-ˈkät-ḵȯ-ˈmāts, -ˈdē-ˌkät-, -ˌkäs-, -ˈḵȯ-ˌmets\

Definition of bedikath hametz

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

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Origin and Etymology of bedikath hametz

Hebrew bĕdhīqath ḥāmēṣ search for leaven


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