Kol NidreKol Nid·re
- a prayer recited or chanted in synagogues on the eve of Yom Kippur, declaring a release from vows, specifically religious vows, that were made unintentionally or under duress
- the traditional melody associated with this prayer
Origin of Kol NidreHerew-Aramaic kol-nidre, all (our) vows: opening words of prayer from Aramaic kol, all + nidre, vows, plural of neder, vow from root ndr, to vow
- An opening prayer recited on the eve of Yom Kippur, retroactively or preemptively declaring the annulment of all personal vows made to God in the previous or following year.
- The melody to which such a prayer is chanted.
Origin of Kol NidreAramaic kol nidrê all vows (the opening words of the prayer) kol all kll nidrê pl. bound form of nidrā vow ( from nədar to vow n&dlowmac;r)