Shemoneh Esreh

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-moh-nuh-es-rey; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-moh-nees-rey ]

  1. the Amidah, consisting of 19 blessings, recited on days other than the Sabbath and holy days.

Origin of Shemoneh Esreh

shəmōneh ʿeśrēh eighteen (apparently the number of blessings in earlier times)

Words Nearby Shemoneh Esreh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024