selihoth

plural noun, sometimes capitalized se·li·hoth
variants: or selihot or less commonly selichoth or selichot \səˈlēˌḵōt(h), -ōs\

Definition of selihoth

:liturgical poems recited as prayers of repentance and forgiveness on Jewish fast days and on the days preceding the high holy days

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Origin and Etymology of selihoth

Hebrew sĕlīḥōth, plural of sĕlīḥāh pardon


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