Origin of Knesset

1945–50; < Modern Hebrew kneset, post-Biblical Hebrew kəneseth gathering Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for knesset



  1. the unicameral parliament of Israel

Word Origin for Knesset

Hebrew, literally: gathering
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Word Origin and History for 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


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