selihoth

plural noun

se·​li·​hoth
variants or selihot or less commonly selichoth or selichot
səˈlēˌḵōt(h),
-ōs
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

Etymology

Hebrew sĕlīḥōth, plural of sĕlīḥāh pardon

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“Selihoth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selihoth. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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