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

Word History


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

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“Piyyut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piyyut. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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