noun Etymology: Late Hebrew qiddūsh sanctification Date: 1753 a ceremonial blessing pronounced over wine or bread in a Jewish home or synagogue on a holy day (as the Sabbath)

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  • Kiddush — (Hebrew: קידוש, literally, sanctification ) is a blessing recited over wine or grape juice to sanctify the Shabbat or a Jewish holiday. The Torah refers to two requirements concerning Shabbat to keep it and to remember it ( shamor and zakhor ).… …   Wikipedia

  • KIDDUSH — (Heb. קִדּוּשׁ, lit. sanctification, derived from kaddesh (קַדֵּשׁ; lit. to sanctify ), prayer recited over a cup of wine in the home and the synagogue to consecrate the Sabbath or festival in fulfillment of the biblical commandment to Remember… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • kiddush — [kid′oosh, ki do͞osh′] n. [TalmudHeb kidush, sanctification < root kdš: see KADDISH] Judaism a prayer recited over wine or bread on the eve of or on the day of the Sabbath or of a festival so as to set the day apart as holy …   English World dictionary

  • Kiddush — Seph. Heb. /kee doohsh /; Ashk. Heb. /kid euhsh/, n. Judaism. a blessing recited over a cup of wine or over bread on the Sabbath or on a festival. [ < Heb qiddush lit., sanctification] * * * Jewish prayer or blessing recited over a cup of wine… …   Universalium

  • kiddush — ˈki(ˌ)du̇sh, dəsh; kə̇ˈdüsh noun ( es) Etymology: Hebrew qiddūsh sanctification : a Jewish ceremony that proclaims the holiness of the incoming Sabbath or festival and that consists of a benediction pronounced customarily before the evening meal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kiddush — noun A blessing recited over wine or grape juice in commemoration of the sanctity of the Shabbat or other Jewish holy day …   Wiktionary

  • kiddush — Oración o bendición judía recitada sobre una copa de vino que preludia la comida en la víspera del sabbat o una festividad importante, en la que se reconoce la santidad del día que está comenzando. Generalmente es pronunciada por el jefe de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Kiddush — n. blessing said over wine on the Sabbath (Judaism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kiddush — [ kɪdʊʃ] noun a Jewish ceremony of prayer and blessing over wine, performed at a meal preceding the Sabbath or a holy day. Origin C18: from Heb. qiddūš sanctification …   English new terms dictionary

  • kiddush — kid·dush …   English syllables

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