lulav

Alternative Spellings

loolav

Definitions

  • palm branch used ritually on Sukkot

Example Sentences

  • Did you order your lulav and etrog yet?

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

לולב

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).

Notes

Lulav is shaken on Sukkot, along with the הדס hadas (myrtle), ערבה arava (willow), and אתרוג etrog (citron).

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