afikomen

or a·fi·ko·man

[ ah-fee-koh-muhn ]
/ ˌɑ fiˈkoʊ mən /

noun Judaism.

a piece of matzo broken off from the center one of the three matzoth set before the leader of a Seder: it is hidden by the leader and later searched for by the children, with the finder, usually the youngest, receiving a reward.

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Origin of afikomen

1890–95; <Yiddish afikoymen<Hebrew aphīgōmān<Greek epikṓmion revel, noun use of neuter of epikṓmios of a revel, equivalent to epi-epi- + kôm(os) revel + -ios adj. suffix
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