bedika (beh-DEE-kuh) listen
bedika (beh-dee-KAH) listen


  • n. Inspection or search, especially with regard to preparations for Passover.

Example Sentences

  • "However, one should make a bedika in one's home before they go away."


Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • בדיקה bedika 'inspection'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • South Africa


      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      bdikeh, bdike, bidikeh, badikeh, b'dikeh, bedikeh, bidike, badike, b'dike, bedike, bdikah, bdika, bidikah, badikah, b'dikah, bidika, badika, b'dika, bedikah

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