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

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew bĕdhīqath ḥāmēṣ search for leaven

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“Bedikath hametz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedikath%20hametz. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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