hakafoth

or ha·ka·fot, hak·ka·foth, hak·ka·fot

[ Sephardic Hebrew hah-kah-fawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-kaw-fohs ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew hɑ kɑˈfɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌhɑ kɔˈfoʊs /

noun Hebrew.

a ceremony on Simhath Torah and on other occasions in which members of a synagogue congregation carry Torah scrolls around the synagogue seven or more times.

Nearby words

  1. haji,
  2. haji-ioannou,
  3. hajj,
  4. hajji,
  5. haka,
  6. hakapik,
  7. hakari,
  8. hake,
  9. hakea,
  10. hakeem

Origin of hakafoth

Hebrew haqqāphōth, plural of haqqāphāh literally, going around, circuit

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