matzoh

Alternative Spellings

matzoh, matzo, matza, matzah, matsa, matse, matso

Definitions

  • unleavened bread eaten on Passover

Example Sentences

  • "We bought matzah for the seder."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

מצה

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

Plural: matzoth, matzot, matzos, matsos, matsot (מצות)

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