ketubah

Pronunciations

ketubah (keh-TOO-bah) listen
kehtubah (keh-too-BAH) listen
kesubah (keh-SOO-bah) listen

Definitions

  • n. "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
      • 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

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

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