huppah
variant of chuppah

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • huppah — Seph. /khooh pah /; Ashk. /khoo peuh/; Eng. /hoop euh/, n., pl. Seph. huppoth, huppot /khooh pawt /, Ashk. huppos /khoo pohs /, Eng. huppahs. Hebrew. a canopy under which the Jewish marriage ceremony is performed. Also, chuppah. * * * …   Universalium

  • huppah — n. wedding canopy under which a bride and groom stand during the marriage ceremony (according to Jewish tradition) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • huppah — hup·pah …   English syllables

  • huppah — /ˈhʌpə/ (say hupuh) noun → chuppah …   Australian English dictionary

  • huppah — …   Useful english dictionary

  • MARRIAGE — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the concept in the bible in sectarian teaching in rabbinic literature in medieval and modern times marriage ceremony in the bible in the talmud post talmudic period the marriage… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Chuppah — A chuppah at the Sixth I Synagogue in Washington D.C …   Wikipedia

  • CONCUBINE — CONCUBINE, marital companion of inferior status to a wife. In the Bible The term in Hebrew is pilegesh, the equivalent of Greek pallakis (παλλακίς) and Latin pellex. Among the Assyrians the concubine (esirtu) gained the rank of wife only after… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • FOLKLORE — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • chuppah — or huppah; also chuppa noun Etymology: Yiddish & Hebrew; Yiddish khupe, from Hebrew ḥuppāh Date: 1876 a canopy under which the bride and groom stand during a Jewish wedding ceremony …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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