mikvot

mikvah

[Sephardic Hebrew mee-kvah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English mik-vuh]
noun, plural mikvoth, mikvot, mikvos [Sephardic Hebrew mee-kvawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mik-vohs] . English, mikvahs [mik-vuhz] . Hebrew.
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.
Also, mikveh.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To mikvot
Collins
World English Dictionary
mikvah or mikveh (mikˈvɑ, ˈmikvə, mikˈvɑ, ˈmikvə)
 
n
Judaism a pool used esp by women for ritual purification after their monthly period
 
[from Hebrew]
 
mikveh or mikveh
 
n
 
[from Hebrew]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature