n. Synagogue, Syrian word for 'shul.'
Languages of Origin
- Arabic / Judeo-Arabic
From Arabic كنيس cognate to Aramaic כניסא and Judeo-persian and Bucharian كنيسا / כניסאָ same root as Hebrew בית כנסת (synagogue) and כנסיה (church)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Syrian: Jews with recent ancestry in Syria
- North America
Who Uses This
k'nees, kanis, kenisā
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