kaddish

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Borrowed from Hebrew קַדִּישׁ(kadish, kaddish), from Aramaic קַדִּישׁ(qaddīš, holy; holy person).[1] Doublet of kiddush.

The plural form kaddishim is borrowed from Hebrew קַדִּישׁים(kadishim).

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kaddish (plural kaddishes or kaddishim)

  1. (Judaism) A Jewish prayer of praise to God recited during services, and specifically when mourning the death of a close relative.

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  1. ^ Kaddish, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1901; “Kaddish, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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