sheheheyanu

noun
she·​he·​he·​ya·​nu
variants: or shehecheyanu \ ˌshe(he)ḵəˈyä(ˌ)nü \
plural -s

Definition of sheheheyanu

: 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)

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History and Etymology for sheheheyanu

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

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“Sheheheyanu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheheheyanu. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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