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machzor

[Sephardic Hebrew mahkh-zohr; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahkh-zohr, -zawr, -zuhr]
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noun, plural mach·zo·rim [Sephardic Hebrew mahkh-zaw-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahkh-zoh-rim] /Sephardic Hebrew mɑx zɔˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɑxˈzoʊ rɪm/, English.
  1. mach·zors. Hebrew. mahzor.
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mahzor

or mach·zor

[Sephardic Hebrew mahkh-zohr; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahkh-zohr, -zawr, -zuhr]
noun, plural mah·zo·rim [Sephardic Hebrew mahkh-zaw-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahkh-zoh-rim] /Sephardic Hebrew mɑx zɔˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɑxˈzoʊ rɪm/, English mah·zors. Hebrew.
  1. a Jewish prayer book designed for use on festivals and holy days.
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Compare siddur.
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Examples from the Web for machzor

Historical Examples

  • The Machzor for Pentecost says, Israelites are as "full of meritorious works as a pomegranate is full of pips."

    Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala

    Various

  • With a sense of something vaguely strange, she bent her eyes downward on her neighbour's Machzor.

    Ghetto Tragedies

    Israel Zangwill


British Dictionary definitions for machzor

machzor

mahzor

noun plural -zorim (-zɔˈriːm, English -zəˈriːm)
  1. a Jewish prayer book containing prescribed holiday rituals
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Word Origin

literally: cycle

mahzor

noun plural -zorim (-zɔˈriːm, English -zəˈriːm)
  1. a variant spelling of machzor
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