noun, plural Kad·di·shim [Ashkenazic Hebrew kah-dish-im; Sephardic Hebrew kah-dee-sheem] /Ashkenazic Hebrew kɑˈdɪʃ ɪm; Sephardic Hebrew kɑ diˈʃim/. Judaism.
Origin of Kaddish
Examples from the Web for kaddish
(Maariv, p.1, NRG Hebrew) Palestinian youth says kaddish for a Holocaust survivor?
Selig made no reply, he only gazed at his Kaddish with a beaming face.
I spoke the only Kaddish for her soul, but we, after all, were complete strangers to her!
Only no one may say Kaddish for me, no one may pray for the repose of my soul.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
There was not even one of her kin to say the first Kaddish over her resting-place.
When they leave, the dying man teaches his son how to say "Kaddish" for his soul when he is dead.The Spirit of the Ghetto|Hutchins Hapgood
British Dictionary definitions for kaddish
noun plural Kaddishim (kæˈdɪʃɪm) Judaism
Word Origin for Kaddish
Word Origin and History for kaddish
"doxology of the Jewish ritual," 1610s, from Aramaic qaddish "holy, holy one," from stem of q'dhash "was holy," ithqaddash "was sanctified," related to Hebrew qadhash "was holy," qadhosh "holy." According to Klein, the name probably is from the second word of the text veyithqaddash "and sanctified be."