chuppah

noun chup·pah \ ˈḵu̇-pə , -(ˌ)pä \
variants: or or less commonly chuppa
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of chuppah

:a canopy under which the bride and groom stand during a Jewish wedding ceremony

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Origin and Etymology of chuppah

Yiddish & Hebrew; Yiddish khupe, from Hebrew ḥuppāh


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