- 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 q&schwa;daš, to become holy, be sacred (so called after the first words of the prayer); see qdš in Semitic roots.
From Hebrew קדיש (kadísh, “kaddish”), from Jewish Aramaic קדיש (qaddish, “holy”)