maror

Alternative Spellings

moror, marror

Definitions

  • bitter herbs placed on the seder place on Passover

Example Sentences

  • Now we make a sandwich with maror and charoset.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

מרור

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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).

Notes

Bitter herbs remind us of slavery in ancient Egypt. Often horseradish or bitter greens.

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