kavvanah

noun
kav·​va·​nah
variants: or kawwanah \ ¦kävə¦nä \
plural kavvanoth or kavvanot or kawwanoth or kawwanot\ -​¦nōt(h) , -​ōs \

Definition of kavvanah

Jewish religion
: intention to carry out a divine command or precept : devotion or fervor in prayer the women prayed with complete kavvanah

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History and Etymology for kavvanah

Hebrew kawanāh, from kawēn to devote, intend

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“Kavvanah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kavvanah. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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