noun plural but singular or plural in construction te·na·im \təˈnä(y)ə̇m, -ēm; təˌnäˈēm\\-təˈnȯi(y)ə̇m, -ēm\
variants: or


\təˈnä(y)ə̇m, -ēm; təˌnäˈēm\ less commonly


\-təˈnȯi(y)ə̇m, -ēm\

Definition of tenaim

  1. 1 :  formal prenuptial conditions or agreement made at a Jewish betrothal ceremony

  2. 2 :  a Jewish social function announcing an engagement

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Origin and Etymology of tenaim

Yiddish tnoyim, from Late Hebrew tĕnā'īm, from plural of tĕnā'ī agreement

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