aravot

Pronunciations

aravot (ah-rah-VOHT) listen
aravot (uh-RUH-voht) listen

Definitions

  • pl. n. "The branches of the willow that are part of the lulav used on Sukkot" (JPS).

Example Sentences

  • "Come on, beat those aravot until there isn't a single leaf left!" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • ערבה aravah 'willow' (plural ערבות aravot)

    • 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)

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      araves, aravos, aroves, arovos, arava, arovo, arove, aravah, arovoh, aroveh

Notes

  • Singular arava. A lulav has two aravot.

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