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
Rosten: The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish: Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Glinert: The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Steinmetz: Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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