pl. mitz′vahs or mitz·voth′
- a commandment or precept in the Bible or from the rabbis in the Talmud
- an act fulfilling such a command
- a good deed or charitable act
Origin of mitzvahClassical Hebrew (language) mitsva, literally , commandment ; from root cwh, to command, order
nounpl. mitz·voth or mitz·vahs
- a. A commandment of the Jewish law.b. The fulfillment of such a commandment.
- A worthy deed.
Origin of mitzvahHebrew mi&slowdot;wâ, from &slowdot;iwwâ, to command; see &slowdot;wy1 in Semitic roots.