semikah

noun se·mi·kah \səˈmiḵə\
variants: or

semicha

less commonly

semichah

\səˈmiḵə\

Definition of semikah

plural

semikahs

or

semikoth

\-ˌḵōt(h), -ōs\ or

semichas

\-ḵəz\ or

semichoth

\-ˌḵōt(h), -ōs\
  1. :  rabbinical ordination :  the traditional rabbinical degree conferred by Orthodox rabbis

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Origin and Etymology of semikah

Late Hebrew sĕmīkhāh, from Hebrew, laying on of hands, leaning on, from sĕmōkh to lean on


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