hupa, chupa, chuppa, huppa, huppah, khupe
- wedding ceremony (not including reception)
- "The Jewish wedding canopy; that is, the cloth under which the Jewish wedding ceremony is conducted." (JPS)
- "Are you going to Shaina's wedding?" "Just to the chuppah."
- "The couple's chuppah is made of a tallis."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb חופה khupá, Yiddish חופּה khúpe
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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