shalach manoth

or sha·lach mo·nos

[ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shah-lahkh maw-nohs, -nuh s, shlahkh; Sephardic Hebrew shah-lahkh mah-nawt ]
/ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃɑ lɑx ˈmɔ noʊs, -nəs, ˈʃlɑx; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑˈlɑx mɑˈnɔt /

noun Yiddish and Hebrew.

the practice of giving gifts to one another or to the needy on Purim.
any such gift, as cake, fruit, or money for charity.

Nearby words

  1. shakti,
  2. shaktism,
  3. shakuntala,
  4. shaky,
  5. shakyamuni,
  6. shale,
  7. shale oil,
  8. shall,
  9. shall i compare thee to a summer's day?,
  10. shalloon

Origin of shalach manoth

literally, giving out parts

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