matzo

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).

      Alternative Spellings

      matse, matseh, matsa, matsah, matzoh, matzah, matza, matzeh, matze, matsoh, matso

Notes

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

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