knis

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Synagogue, Syrian word for 'shul.'

Example Sentences

Languages of Origin

  • Arabic / Judeo-Arabic

Etymology

  • From Arabic كنيس cognate to Aramaic כניסא and Judeo-persian and Bucharian كنيسا / כניסאָ same root as Hebrew בית כנסת (synagogue) and כנסיה (church)

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Syrian: Jews with recent ancestry in Syria

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      k'nees, kanis

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