Mezuzoth
Mezuza Me*zu"za, Mezuzah Me*zu"zah, Mezuzoth Mez"u*zoth, n. [Heb. m[e^]z[=u]z[=o]th, pl. of m[e^]z[=u]z[=a]h doorpost.] A piece of parchment bearing the Decalogue and attached to the doorpost; -- in use among orthodox Hebrews. The term is also used to refer to the small case containing this scroll, together with the biblical inscription inside. The text is usually taken from Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mezuzoth — n. small parchment scroll rolled up in a case that is attached to doorframes in the homes of Jewish people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mezuzah — /meuh zooz euh/; Seph. Heb. /meuh zooh zah /; Ashk. Heb. /meuh zoo zeuh/, n., pl. mezuzoth, mezuzot, mezuzos Seph. Heb. / zooh zawt /; Ashk. Heb. / zoo zohs/; Eng. mezuzahs. Judaism. a parchment scroll inscribed on one side with the Biblical… …   Universalium

  • Mezuza — Me*zu za, Mezuzah Me*zu zah, Mezuzoth Mez u*zoth, n. [Heb. m[e^]z[=u]z[=o]th, pl. of m[e^]z[=u]z[=a]h doorpost.] A piece of parchment bearing the Decalogue and attached to the doorpost; in use among orthodox Hebrews. The term is also used to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mezuzah — Mezuza Me*zu za, Mezuzah Me*zu zah, Mezuzoth Mez u*zoth, n. [Heb. m[e^]z[=u]z[=o]th, pl. of m[e^]z[=u]z[=a]h doorpost.] A piece of parchment bearing the Decalogue and attached to the doorpost; in use among orthodox Hebrews. The term is also used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Door-posts —    The Jews were commanded to write the divine name on the posts (mezuzoth ) of their doors (Deut. 6:9). The Jews, misunderstanding this injunction, adopted the custom of writing on a slip of parchment these verses (Deut. 6:4 9, and 11:13 21),… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • MAZUZAE — schedae erant, quae periodis e Deuteronomio binis inscriptae, postibus ex Lege, apud Hebraeos, asligi solebant. Et quidem, in Lege Militari, Deuter. c. 20. v. 5. cum in bellum arbitrarium exeundum esset, Sacerdos unctus in bellum et delectûs… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • mezuzah — [mɛ zu:zə] noun (plural mezuzahs or mezuzoth zəʊt) a parchment inscribed with religious texts, attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith. Origin C17: from Heb. mĕzūzāh doorpost …   English new terms dictionary

  • mezuzah — n. (pl. mezuzoth) a parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith. Etymology: Heb. mezucirczah doorpost …   Useful english dictionary

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