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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History and Etymology for selihoth

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 27 May. 2022.

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