or a·fi·ko·men or a·fi·qo·man
A piece of matzo reserved to be eaten as the last food at a Passover Seder, sometimes initially hidden by the head of the household and searched for by the children present, who are then given a small reward for its return.
Origin of afikomanUltimately ( probably via Yiddish afikomen ) from Mishnaic Hebrew ℵăpîqômān entertainment at the end of a meal, festal song, dessert, afikoman from Greek epikomion revel () ( from neuter singular of epikomios of or for a festal procession ) ( epi- epi- ) ( kōmos celebration, revel ) or epi kōmon for the revel ( perhaps an exhortation meaning “Now for the revel!” spoken at the end of the Seder ) ( epi upon, for ; see epi- . ) ( kōmon ) ( accusative of kōmos )
- Alternative spelling of afikomen.