plural noun

variants or selihot or less commonly selichoth or selichot
sometimes capitalized
: liturgical poems recited as prayers of repentance and forgiveness on Jewish fast days and on the days preceding the high holy days

Word History


Hebrew sĕlīḥōth, plural of sĕlīḥāh pardon

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“Selihoth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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