araves, aravos, aroves, arovos, arava, arovo, arove, aravah, arovoh, aroveh
- "the branches of the willow that are part of the lulav used on Sukkot" (JPS).
- "Come on, beat those aravot until there isn't a single leaf left!" (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
ערבה, ערבות arava, aravot 'willow, willows'
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)
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Singular arava, plural aravot. A lulav has two aravot.
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