sid·​dur ˈsi-dər How to pronounce siddur (audio)
plural siddurim sə-ˈdu̇r-əm How to pronounce siddur (audio)
: a Jewish prayer book containing liturgies for daily, Sabbath, and holiday observances

Examples of siddur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Myers decided to keep this prayer book, known as a siddur. Eric Levenson, CNN, 31 May 2023 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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Word History


Late Hebrew siddūr, literally, order, arrangement

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of siddur was circa 1864

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“Siddur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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