nounpl. me·zu·zahs, also me·zu·zas or me·zu·zot
- A small piece of parchment inscribed with the biblical passages Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21 and marked with the word Shaddai, a name of the Almighty, that is rolled up in a container and affixed by many Jewish households to their door frames in conformity with Jewish law and as a sign of their faith.
- The container that holds this piece of parchment.
Origin of mezuzahHebrew məzûzâ doorpost, mezuzah &dlowmac;w&dlowmac;1
(plural mezuzahs or mezuzot or mezuzoth)
From post-Biblical Hebrew ×žÖ°×–×•Ö¼×–Ö¸×” (m'zuzÃ¡) (referring to Deuteronomy 6:9).