aron kodesh

Pronunciations

Aron Kodesh (AH-ron KO-desh)
Aron Kodesh (ah-RONE ko-DESH)

Definitions

  • n. "Literally, "holy ark"." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "The aron hakodesh stores the synagogue's Torah."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • ארון קודש

    • Who Uses This

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

      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).

      Alternative Spellings

      ahron kodesh

Notes

  • Often shortened to simply 'aron'.

    See also ark.

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