chuppah

Alternative Spellings

hupa, chupa, chuppa, huppa, huppah, khupe

Definitions

  • wedding ceremony (not including reception)
  • "The Jewish wedding canopy; that is, the cloth under which the Jewish wedding ceremony is conducted." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "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

Etymology

Heb חופה khupá, Yiddish חופּה khúpe

Who Uses This

Jews

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Rosten, Yiddish, JPS, Glinert, Steinmetz

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