arba kosot

Alternative Spellings

arba kosos, arba koses, arbe koses, arba kohses, arba koyses, arba koysos, arbe koyses, arbe koysos


  • "The four glasses of wine drunk on Passover" (Glinert).

Example Sentences

  • "...and get three crates of Concord wine for the arba kosot." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish


Hebrew ארבע כוסות arba kosot Yiddish ארבע כּוסות arbe koyses, 'four cups'

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


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

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