HaKadosh Baruch Hu

Pronunciations

HaKadosh Baruch Hu (ha-kah-DOSH bah-ruch HOO) listen
HaKadosh Baruch Hu (ha-KAH-dosh BAH-rooch hoo) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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
      • Great Britain
      • 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

      Hakodesh baruch hu, Hakodosh boruch hu

Notes

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

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