chametz

Pronunciations

chametz (chah-MEYTS)
chametz (CHUH-mits)

Definitions

  • n. Leavened food.

Example Sentences

  • "The eating of chametz is forbidden during Pesach."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • חמץ

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      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

      chometz, hametz, chumetz, chumets, khomets

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