hashkabah

noun, sometimes capitalized hash·ka·bah \häshˈkäbə\

Definition of hashkabah

plural

-s

  1. :  a recital of the memorial prayer for the dead especially among Sephardic Jews

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Origin and Etymology of hashkabah

Middle Hebrew hashkābhāh, literally, lying down, from Hebrew hashkībh to lie down, die


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