[ Sephardic Hebrew meets-vah, mits-; English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mits-vuh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew mitsˈvɑ, mɪts-; English, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪts və /
noun, plural mitz·voth, mitz·vot, mitz·vos [Sephardic Hebrew meets-vawt, mits-; Ashkenazic Hebrew mits-vohs] /Sephardic Hebrew mitsˈvɔt, mɪts-; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɪtsˈvoʊs/; English mitz·vahs [mits-vuh z] /ˈmɪts vəz/. 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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British Dictionary definitions for mitzvot
/ (ˈmɪtsvə, Hebrew mitsˈvɑ) /
noun plural -vahs or -voth (Hebrew -ˈvɔt) 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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