lulav

Pronunciations

lulav (LOO-lahv)

Definitions

  • n. 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      loolav

Notes

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

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