noun she·he·he·ya·nu \ˌshe(he)ḵəˈyä(ˌ)nü\
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Definition of sheheheyanu



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of sheheheyanu

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

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