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[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.
  1. a book containing the liturgy for the Seder service on the Jewish festival of Passover.
  2. Aggadah.
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Origin of Haggadah

From Hebrew; see origin at Aggadah
Related formshag·gad·ic [huh-gad-ik, -gah-dik] /həˈgæd ɪk, -ˈgɑ dɪk/, hag·gad·i·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples of haggadic

  • But what should Haggadic or antiquarian elements do in such a list?

    The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2

    Alexander Maclaren

  • Afterwards I will give some Haggadic illustrations upon particular points.

  • Wherever a ray fell, a blossom of Haggadic folklore sprang up.

British Dictionary definitions for haggadic



noun plural -dahs, -das or -doth (Hebrew -ˈdoːt) Judaism
    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 serviceSee also Seder
  1. another word for Aggadah
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Derived Formshaggadic (həˈɡædɪk, -ˈɡɑː-) or haggadical, adjective

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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