variants or less commonly qinah
plural kinoth or kinot also qinoth or qinot
: a Hebrew elegy chanted traditionally on the Ninth of Ab
: a dirge or lament especially as sung by Jewish professional mourning women

Word History


Hebrew qīnāh dirge, lamentation

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“Kinah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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