hadass

Pronunciations

hadass (ha-DAHS)

Definitions

Example Sentences

  • "Make sure to grab 3 hadassim too!"

  • "Be careful not to handle the hadasim--I don't want the leaves to fall off." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • הדס (plural הדסים hadasim)

    • 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)

      Regions

      • Australia / New Zealand
      • South Africa
      • Great Britain
      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      hadas

Notes

  • Plural hadasim. Three hadasim (myrtle branches) are shaken with the other three species.

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