ketubah

Alternative Spellings

ksuva, kesuva, ketuba, k'tubah, k'tuba

Definitions

  • "The Jewish marriage contract, traditionally written in Aramaic." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "My sister designed a beautiful ketubah for her impending wedding."

Languages of Origin

Aramaic

Etymology

כתובה

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

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).

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