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cheder

[ khey-duhr; English khey-der, hey- ]
/ ˈxeɪ dər; English ˈxeɪ dər, ˈheɪ- /
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noun, plural cha·da·rim [khuh-dah-rim], /xəˈdɑ rɪm/, English che·ders.Yiddish.
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British Dictionary definitions for cheder

cheder

heder

/ Hebrew (ˈxɛdɛr, English ˈheɪdə) /

noun plural chadarim (xadaˈriːm) or English cheders Judaism
(in Western countries) elementary religious education classes, usually outside normal school hours
more traditionally, a full-time elementary religious school
informal a place of corrective instruction; prison

Word Origin for cheder

literally: room
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