• "The Jewish wedding canopy; that is, the cloth under which the Jewish wedding ceremony is conducted." (JPS)
  • wedding ceremony (not including reception)

Example Sentences

  • "The couple's chuppah is made of a tallis."
  • "Are you going to Shaina's wedding?" "Just to the chuppah."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • Etymology

    • Heb חופה khupá, Yiddish חופּה khúpe
      • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Regions

      • North America
      • Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
      • Alternative Spellings

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