Kaddish meaning

kädĭsh
A prayer recited in the daily synagogue services and by mourners after the death of a close relative.
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A prayer in praise of God, recited as part of the daily service.
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Another form of this prayer, recited by mourners.
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A Jewish prayer recited during services, and when mourning the death of a close relative.
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Origin of kaddish

  • From Aramaic qaddiš holy, sacred from qədaš to become holy, be sacred (so called after the first words of the prayer) qdš in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hebrew קדיש (kadísh, “kaddish”), from Jewish Aramaic קדיש (qaddish, “holy”)

    From Wiktionary