- a prayer in praise of God, recited as part of the daily service
- another form of this prayer, recited by mourners
Origin of kaddishAramaic kadish, literally , holy, akin to Classical Hebrew (language) kadosh, holy from root kdš, sanctify
A prayer recited in the daily synagogue services and by mourners after the death of a close relative.
Origin of KaddishFrom Aramaic qaddiš holy, sacred from qədaš to become holy, be sacred (so called after the first words of the prayer) qdš
From Hebrew קדיש (kadísh, “kaddish”), from Jewish Aramaic קדיש (qaddish, “holy”)