piyyut

noun \pēˈyüt\
variants: or

piyut

\pēˈyüt\

Definition of piyyut

plural

piyyutim

or

piyutim

\(ˌ)pēˌyüˈtēm\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of piyyut

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


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