sid·​dur | \ ˈsi-dər How to pronounce siddur (audio) , -ˌdu̇r \
plural siddurim\ sə-​ˈdu̇r-​əm How to pronounce siddurim (audio) \

Definition of siddur

: a Jewish prayer book containing liturgies for daily, Sabbath, and holiday observances

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Recent Examples on the Web But perhaps, more significantly, it is called siddur because the act of prayer offers order to the chaos of our lives. Avital Chizhik-goldschmidt, Vox, "How prayer helped me detox from the internet," 8 July 2019 Each of the 91 graduates was presented with a diploma and a siddur from the staff and members of the executive board of Katz Yeshiva High School. Marvin Glassman, Jewish Journal, "Katz Yeshiva graduates its largest senior class," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of siddur

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for siddur

Late Hebrew siddūr, literally, order, arrangement

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“Siddur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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