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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