Kaddish

Pronunciations

Kahdish (KAH-dish) listen
Kaddish (kah-DEESH) listen

Definitions

  • n. Prayer of mourning; one of several similar prayers separating parts of the service.

Example Sentences

  • All those who are saying kaddish, please stand.

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Aramaic

Etymology

  • קדיש / קַדִּישׁ 'sanctification'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

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

      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

      Kadish

Notes

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