variants or shehecheyanu
plural -s
: a blessing pronounced by Jews on joyful occasions (as on the first night of a festival, at the first eating of a new fruit, on donning new clothes)

Word History


Hebrew sheheheyānū, literally, who has kept us alive; from the seventh word of the blessing

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“Sheheheyanu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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