machzor

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew מחזור.

Noun[edit]

machzor (plural machzors or machzorim)

  1. (Judaism) A prayerbook for a Jewish holiday.

Usage notes[edit]

Most commonly refers to the prayerbooks for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, because their liturgies are so expanded from everyday prayer. However, machzor properly refers to a prayerbook meant for any Yom Tov.