Eichah

Alternative Spellings

Echa, Eicha

Definitions

  • "The Book of Lamentations" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "On Tisha B'Av we read Eicha."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

איכה

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).

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