mezuzah

noun me·zu·zah \ mə-ˈzu̇-zə \
variants: or mezuza

Definition of mezuzah

plural mezuzahs or mezuzas or mezuzot play \-ˈzu̇-ˌzōt\
:a small parchment scroll inscribed with Deuteronomy 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

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Origin and Etymology of mezuzah

Hebrew mĕzūzāh doorpost


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