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mitzvah

or mits路vah

[ Sephardic Hebrew meets-vah, mits-; English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mits-vuh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew mits藞v蓱, m瑟ts-; English, Ashkenazic Hebrew 藞m瑟ts v蓹 /
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noun, plural mitz路voth, mitz路vot, mitz路vos [Sephardic Hebrew meets-vawt, mits-; Ashkenazic Hebrew mits-vohs]; /Sephardic Hebrew mits藞v蓴t, m瑟ts-; Ashkenazic Hebrew m瑟ts藞vo蕣s/; English mitz路vahs [mits-vuhz]. /藞m瑟ts v蓹z/. Hebrew.
any of the collection of 613 commandments or precepts in the Bible and additional ones of rabbinic origin that relate chiefly to the religious and moral conduct of Jews.
any good or praiseworthy deed.
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Origin of mitzvah

First recorded in 1720鈥30; from Hebrew mi峁膩h 鈥渃ommand, commandment鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for mitzvah

mitzvah
/ (藞m瑟tsv蓹, Hebrew mits藞v蓱) /

noun plural -vahs or -voth (Hebrew -藞v蓴t) Judaism
a commandment or precept, esp one found in the Bible
a good deed

Word Origin for mitzvah

from Hebrew: commandment
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