[ Sephardic Hebrew kee-doosh; Ashkenazic Hebrew kid-uh sh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew kiˈduʃ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈkɪd əʃ /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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