arba kosot


arba kosot (ar-BAH koh-SOHT) listen
arba kosot (AR-buh KOH-soht) listen


  • n. The four glasses of wine drunk on Passover.

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH ארבע כוסות arba kosot > Y ארבע כּוסות arbe koyses 'four cups'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • 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

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

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