Knesset

[knes-et]

Origin of Knesset

1945–50; < Modern Hebrew kneset, post-Biblical Hebrew kəneseth gathering
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Knesset

Knesseth

noun
  1. the unicameral parliament of Israel

Word Origin for Knesset

Hebrew, literally: gathering
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Word Origin and History for knesset

Knesset

Israeli parliament, 1949, from Mishnaic Hebrew keneseth "gathering, assembly," from stem of Hebrew kanas "he gathered, assembled, collected."

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knesset in Culture

Knesset

[(knes-et, kuh-nes-et)]
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