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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law [syn: mezuzah, mezuza]

Merriam Webster's

or mezuza noun (plural -zahs or -zas or mezuzot) Etymology: Hebrew m?z?z?h doorpost Date: 1650 a small parchment scroll inscribed with Deuteronomy
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11:13-21 and the name Shaddai and placed in a case fixed to the doorpost by some Jewish families as a sign and reminder of their faith; also such a scroll and its case

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. mezuzoth) a parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith. Etymology: Heb. mezûzah doorpost



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