kiddush

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hebrew קידוש‎ (kidúsh, kiddush, literally sanctification).

Noun[edit]

kiddush (plural kiddushes or kiddushim)

  1. A blessing recited over wine or grape juice in commemoration of the sanctity of the Shabbat or other Jewish holy day.
    • 1982, Bernard Malamud, God’s Grace, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, “The Schooltree,”
      Cohn began the seder with a kiddush for wine, and the first two toasts he proposed were the traditional ones to life and to freedom.