heder

noun
he·​der | \ ˈḵā-dər How to pronounce heder (audio) , ˈḵe- How to pronounce heder (audio) \
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Definition of heder

: an elementary Jewish school in which children are taught to read the Torah and other books in Hebrew

First Known Use of heder

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heder

Yiddish kheyder, from Hebrew ḥedher room

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The first known use of heder was in 1882

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“Heder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heder. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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