kaddish

play
noun, often capitalized kad·dish \ˈkä-dish\

Definition of kaddish

plural

kaddishes

also

kaddishim

play \kä-ˈdi-shim, -(ˌ)shēm\
  1. :  a Jewish prayer recited in the daily ritual of the synagogue and by mourners at public services after the death of a close relative

Origin and Etymology of kaddish

Aramaic qaddīsh holy


First Known Use: 1613


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