HaKadosh Baruch Hu

Alternative Spellings

Hakodesh baruch hu, Hakodosh boruch hu

Definitions

  • God, lit. "The Holy One, Blessed Be He"

Example Sentences

  • "After HaKadosh Baruch Hu brought the Jews out of Egypt, they wandered for forty years."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

הקדוש ברוך הוא

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

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).

Notes

one of a number of Hebrew euphemisms for the name of God. Common acronym: HKBK

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