n. The Jewish afternoon prayer service.
"Are you davening Mincha today?"
"Do you think there'll be enough time between meetings to say Mincha?" (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb. minchah מִנְחָה 'tribute, gift, offering' (because it corresponds to the daily afternoon offering in the temple during ancient times) > Yid. מנחה minkhe
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
Minchah, Minkha, Minkhah, Minche, Mincheh, Minkhe, Minkheh, Minha, Minhah
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