• "small, round headcovering" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Don't forget your kipah - we might stop at shul on the way home."

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew


  • כיפה
    • 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


      • North America


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      kipah, kippa, kipa


      • Pronounced KEE-pah and kee-PAH. Plural kippot/kipot. See also yarmulke and shul.

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