kipa, kippa, kipah
- "small, round headcovering" (JPS)
- "Don't forget your kipah - we might stop at shul on the way home."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
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).
Called yahmulke / yarmulke in Yiddish (יאַרמלקע)
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