noun, often capitalized hav·da·lah \ˌhäv-də-ˈlä, häv-ˈdȯ-lə\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of havdalah

  1. :  a Jewish ceremony marking the close of a Sabbath or holy day

Origin and Etymology of havdalah

Hebrew habhdālāh separation

First Known Use: 1733

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