siddur

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

Definition of siddur

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

Examples of siddur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the siddur, or even the laws of Pesach, the Haggadah knows neither regional variations nor committee updates. Bruce Abramson, National Review, 19 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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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The first known use of siddur was circa 1864

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“Siddur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/siddur. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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