Akedah

Pronunciations

akedah (uh-KAY-duh) listen
akedah (ah-kay-DAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. The binding of Isaac (episode in the Torah)

Example Sentences

  • "The Akedah, the story of the binding of Yitzchak, lends itself to multiple interpretations." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • עקידה

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      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

      Akeyda, Akeda, Akeydah, Akeidah, Akeida

Notes

  • Can be pronounced with the accent on the ultimate or penultimate syllable.

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