A bath in which Orthodox Jews immerse themselves for ritual purification, as before the Sabbath or following menstruation.
Webster's New World
A building, room, or fixture in which this bath takes place.
Alternative spelling of mikveh.
Other Word Forms of Mikvah
Origin of Mikvah
Hebrew miqwâ reservoir or miqwe collection (of water), immersion pool both from qāwâ to collect qbw in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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