piyyut

noun
variants: or piyut \ pēˈyüt \
plural piyyutim or piyutim\ (ˌ)pēˌyüˈtēm \

Definition of piyyut

: a religious poem recited in the synagogue in addition to the traditional liturgy on Jewish festivals, special Sabbaths or ceremonial occasions

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History and Etymology for piyyut

Late Hebrew piyyūṭ poem, poetry, from piyyēṭ to write poetry, from Greek poiētēs poet

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