mezuza[mə zo̵o′zə, -zo̵̅o̅′-]
nounpl. mezuzot or mezuzas
Judaism a small piece of parchment inscribed with the Shema, from Deuteronomy (6:4-9 & 11:13-21), rolled and put into a case and attached to the doorpost of the home, as commanded in the Biblical passages
also sp. mezuzah
Origin of mezuzaClassical Hebrew (language) mezuza, literally , doorpost
(plural mezuzas or mezuzot or mezuzoth)
- Alternative spelling of mezuzah.