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[huh-gah-duh; Sephardic Hebrew hah-gah-dah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-gaw-duh] /həˈgɑ də; Sephardic Hebrew hɑ gɑˈdɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew hɑˈgɔ də/
noun, plural Sephardic Hebrew, Haggadoth, Haggadot
[hah-gah-dawt] /hɑ gɑˈdɔt/ (Show IPA).
Ashkenazic Hebrew, Haggados
[hah-gaw-dohs] /hɑˈgɔ doʊs/ (Show IPA).
English, Haggadas.
a book containing the liturgy for the Seder service on the Jewish festival of Passover.
Origin of Haggadah
From Hebrew; See origin at Aggadah
Related forms
[huh-gad-ik, -gah-dik] /həˈgæd ɪk, -ˈgɑ dɪk/ (Show IPA),
haggadical, adjective Unabridged
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/həˈɡɑːdə; Hebrew haɡaˈdaː; -ɡɔˈdɔ/
noun (Judaism) (pl) -dahs, -das, -doth (Hebrew) (-ˈdoːt)
  1. a book containing the order of service of the traditional Passover meal
  2. the narrative of the Exodus from Egypt that constitutes the main part of that service See also Seder
another word for Aggadah
Derived Forms
haggadic (həˈɡædɪk; -ˈɡɑː-), haggadical, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Hebrew haggādāh a story, from hagged to tell
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Word Origin and History for haggadic



1856, from Rabbinical Hebrew haggadhah, literally "tale," verbal noun from higgidh "to make clear, narrate, expound."

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