schach

Alternative Spellings

skhakh, schakh, s'chach, sechach, sekhakh

Definitions

  • branches or bamboo used to cover a sukkah

Example Sentences

  • "It is not necessary to completely remove the s'chach; it would be sufficient to lift each piece of s'chach up one foot or more into the air, and then put it back down." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%27chach)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

סכך

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).

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