mezuzah

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noun me·zu·zah \mə-ˈzu̇-zə\
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mezuza

Definition of mezuzah

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mezuzahs

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mezuzas

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mezuzot

play \-ˈzu̇-ˌzōt\
  1. :  a small parchment scroll inscribed with Deut 6:4–9 and 11:13–21 and the name Shaddai and placed in a case fixed to the doorpost by some Jewish families as a sign and reminder of their faith; also :  such a scroll and its case

Origin and Etymology of mezuzah

Hebrew mĕzūzāh doorpost


First Known Use: 1650


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