Amida

Alternative Spellings

Amidah

Definitions

  • The Shemoneh Esrei prayer, which is said while standing [Amida, lit. "standing".]

Example Sentences

  • "The Amidah is said three times every day"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

עמידה

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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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