[huh-gah-duh; Sephardic Hebrew hah-gah-dah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-gaw-duh]
noun, plural Sephardic Hebrew Hag·ga·doth, Hag·ga·dot [hah-gah-dawt] /hɑ gɑˈdɔt/, Ashkenazic Hebrew Hag·ga·dos [hah-gaw-dohs] /hɑˈgɔ doʊs/, English Hag·ga·das.
- a book containing the liturgy for the Seder service on the Jewish festival of Passover.
Origin of Haggadah
Related formshag·gad·ic [huh-gad-ik, -gah-dik] /həˈgæd ɪk, -ˈgɑ dɪk/, hag·gad·i·cal, adjective
see origin at Aggadah
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Derived Formshaggadic (həˈɡædɪk, -ˈɡɑː-) or haggadical, adjective noun plural -dahs, -das or -doth (Hebrew -ˈdoːt) Judaism
- a book containing the order of service of the traditional Passover meal
- the narrative of the Exodus from Egypt that constitutes the main part of that serviceSee also Seder
- another word for Aggadah
Word Origin for Haggadah
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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