plural noun, sometimes capitalized
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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History and Etymology for selihoth

Hebrew sĕlīḥōth, plural of sĕlīḥāh pardon

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“Selihoth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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