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mikvah

[Sephardic Hebrew mee-kvah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English mik-vuh] /Sephardic Hebrew miˈkvɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈmɪk və/
noun, plural mikvoth, mikvot, mikvos
[Sephardic Hebrew mee-kvawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mik-vohs] /Sephardic Hebrew miˈkvɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪk voʊs/ (Show IPA).
English, mikvahs [mik-vuh z] /ˈmɪk vəz/ (Show IPA). Hebrew.
1.
a ritual bath to which Orthodox Jews are traditionally required to go on certain occasions, as before the Sabbath and after each menstrual period, to cleanse and purify themselves.
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mikvah

/mikˈvɑ; ˈmikvə/
noun
1.
(Judaism) a pool used esp by women for ritual purification after their monthly period
Word Origin
from Hebrew
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