mikvah

or mik·veh

[Sephardic Hebrew mee-kvah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English mik-vuh]
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noun, plural mik·voth, mik·vot, mik·vos [Sephardic Hebrew mee-kvawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mik-vohs;] /Sephardic Hebrew miˈkvɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪk voʊs;/ English mik·vahs [mik-vuh z] /ˈmɪk vəz/ Hebrew.

a ritual bath to which Orthodox Jews are traditionally required to go on certain occasions, as before the Sabbath and after each menstrual period, to cleanse and purify themselves.

Nearby words

  1. mikulicz disease,
  2. mikulicz drain,
  3. mikulicz operation,
  4. mikulicz syndrome,
  5. mikulicz' aphthae,
  6. mil,
  7. mil.,
  8. milady,
  9. milage,
  10. milan

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mikvah

mikveh

noun

Judaism a pool used esp by women for ritual purification after their monthly period

Word Origin for mikvah

from Hebrew

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