rikud

Pronunciations

rikud (ree-KOOD) listen
rikudim (ree-koo-DEEM) listen

Definitions

  • n. Dancing, especially Israeli dancing.

  • n. A dance.

Example Sentences

  • "After menucha, you will go to Gazeebo Banot for rikud."

  • "I hope there'll be rikudim at your Bar Mitzvah after the dinner." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • TH > MH ריקוד rikúd 'dance', Y ריקוד riked

    • Who Uses This

      • Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      reekkood, rikkood, reekood, rikood, reekkud, reekud, rikkud, rikudim

Notes

  • plural: 'rikudim'

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