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Kiddush

[ Sephardic Hebrew kee-doosh; Ashkenazic Hebrew kid-uhsh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew kiˈduʃ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈkɪd əʃ /
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noun Judaism.
a blessing recited over a cup of wine or over bread on the Sabbath or on a festival.
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Origin of Kiddush

From the Hebrew word qiddūsh literally, sanctification
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British Dictionary definitions for Kiddush

Kiddush
/ (ˈkɪdəʃ, Hebrew kɪˈdʊʃ) /

noun Judaism
a special blessing said before a meal on sabbaths and festivals, usually including the blessing for wine or bread
a reception usually for the congregants after a service at which drinks and snacks are served and this grace is said

Word Origin for Kiddush

from Hebrew qiddūsh sanctification
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