berakah

noun

be·​ra·​kah
bə-ˈrä-(ˌ)ḵä,
-ˌrä-ˈḵä
variants or berachah
bə-ˈrä-(ˌ)ḵä,
-ˌrä-ˈḵä
plural berakoth
bə-ˈrä-(ˌ)ḵōth,
-(ˌ)kōt,
-(ˌ)kōs,
-ˌrä-ˈḵōth,
-ˈkōt,
-ˈkōs
or berachoth
bə-ˈrä-(ˌ)ḵōth,
-(ˌ)kōt,
-(ˌ)kōs,
-ˌrä-ˈḵōth,
-ˈkōt,
-ˈkōs
or berakot
bə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kōt,
-(ˌ)kōs,
-ˌrä-ˈkōt,
-ˈkōs
or berachot
bə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kōt,
-(ˌ)kōs,
-ˌrä-ˈkōt,
-ˈkōs
Jewish religion
: benediction, blessing
the kiddush is a well-known berakah

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew bĕrākhāh blessing

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“Berakah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berakah. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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