Mitzvot



[Sephardic Hebrew meets-vah, mits-; English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mits-vuh] /Sephardic Hebrew mitsˈvɑ, mɪts-; English, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪts və/

noun, plural mitzvoth, mitzvot, mitzvos
[Sephardic Hebrew meets-vawt, mits-; Ashkenazic Hebrew mits-vohs] /Sephardic Hebrew mitsˈvɔt, mɪts-; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɪtsˈvoʊs/ (Show IPA). English, mitzvahs [mits-vuh z] /ˈmɪts vəz/ (Show IPA). Hebrew.
1.
any of the collection of 613 commandments or precepts in the Bible and additional ones of rabbinic origin that relate chiefly to the religious and moral conduct of Jews.
2.
any good or praiseworthy deed.
/ˈmɪtsvə; Hebrew mitsˈvɑ/
noun (Judaism) (pl) -vahs, -voth (Hebrew) (-ˈvɔt)
1.
a commandment or precept, esp one found in the Bible
2.
a good deed
n.

Jewish rabbinical commandment, 1640s, from Hebrew mitzwah “commandment, precept,” from base of tziwwah “he commanded,” related to Arabic wasa “he bound, united.”

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