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hakafoth

[Sephardic Hebrew hah-kah-fawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-kaw-fohs] /Sephardic Hebrew hɑ kɑˈfɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌhɑ kɔˈfoʊs/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
a ceremony on Simhath Torah and on other occasions in which members of a synagogue congregation carry Torah scrolls around the synagogue seven or more times.
Also, hakafot, hakkafoth, hakkafot.
Origin
Hebrew haqqāphōth, plural of haqqāphāh literally, going around, circuit
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