knis

Alternative Spellings

k'nees,kanis

Definitions

  • Synagogue, Syrian word for 'shul'

Example Sentences

  • I left my kuracha in knis

Languages of Origin

Arabic

Etymology

From Arabic كنيس cognate to Aramaic כניסא and Judeo-persian and Bucharian كنيسا / כניסאָ same root as Hebrew בית כנסת (synagogue) and כנסיה (church)

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Syrian: Jews with recent ancestry in Syria

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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