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Meaning of "mikveh" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MIKVEH

mikveh  [mikˈvɑ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MIKVEH

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mikveh is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MIKVEH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Mikveh

Mikveh (sometimes spelled mikvah, mikve, or mikva) (Hebrew: מִקְוֶה / מקווה, Modern mikve Tiberian miqwe; plural: mikva'ot or mikves (Yiddish) Hebrew: מִקְוִים / מִקְווֹת / מִקְוָאוֹת) is a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism. The word "mikveh", as used in the Hebrew Bible, literally means a "collection" – generally, a collection of water. Several biblical regulations specify that full immersion in water is required to regain ritual purity after ritually impure incidents have occurred. A person was required to be ritually pure in order to enter the Temple. In addition, a convert to Judaism is required to immerse in a mikveh as part of the his/her conversion, and a woman is required to immerse in a mikveh after her menstrual period or childbirth before she and her husband can resume marital relations.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MIKVEH


mikvah
mikˈvɑ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MIKVEH

migrationist
migrator
migratory
miha
mihi
MIHL
mihrab
mikado
mike
mike up
mikvah
mil
mil.
miladi
miladies
milady
milage

WORDS THAT END LIKE MIKVEH

Aceh
Banda Aceh
eh
feh
heh
Jahveh
keffiyeh
kibbeh
kueh
meh
Nineveh
Orumiyeh
peh
reh
tabbouleh
Tecumseh
tempeh
Yahveh
Yahweh
yeh

Synonyms and antonyms of mikveh in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mikveh» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MIKVEH

Find out the translation of mikveh to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mikveh from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mikveh» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

mikveh
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mikve
570 millions of speakers

English

mikveh
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

mikveh
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ميكفيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

миква
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mikvá
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

mikveh
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mikvé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mikveh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mikwe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

mikveh
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

mikveh
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mikveh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mikveh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

mikveh
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिकहेह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mikve
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Mikveh
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mykwa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

миква
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Mikveh
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

mikveh
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mikveh
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

mikveh
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mikveh
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mikveh

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MIKVEH»

The term «mikveh» is normally little used and occupies the 114.044 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MIKVEH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mikveh

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MIKVEH»

Discover the use of mikveh in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mikveh and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Louis I. Kahn's Jewish Architecture: Mikveh Israel and the ...
The evolution of the postwar American synagogue illuminated through the plans for Louis Kahn's unbuilt Mikveh Israel
Susan G. Solomon, 2009
2
Judaism
Beyond these are showers because a person must be physically clean before immersing in the mikveh itself. The facilities surrounding women's mikvaot are more private and much more luxurious. Separate bathrooms with showers open into ...
Arye Forta, 1995
3
Foundations: The Laws of Family Purity : Explanations and ...
Ritualarium 1780KerrAve. Ottawa, Ont. K2A 1RN S 613-798-4696 (by appt.) Chabad Mikveh North 770 Chabad Gate Thomhill, Ont. L4J 3V9 S 905-731-4068 (eve) 731-7000 (day) Beth Avraham Yoseph 613 Clark Ave. West Thomhill, Ont. L4J ...
Yaakov Z. Sprung, 2003
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United States Jewry, 1776-1985
1, 1793; Mikveh Israel, Phila., Trustees Minutes, 1783; B. & B.,/OUS, 2:522-23; Marcus, "Gershom Scixas," 418-19; PAJHS, 21:157 ff. 65. B. & B.JOaS, 2:516, 520-23; Mikveh Israel, Phila., Trustees Minutes, Sept. 3, 1792, 1782-85, 1792-93;  ...
Jacob Rader Marcus
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What Makes Women Sick?: Maternity, Modesty, and Militarism ...
If sexual relations at the wrong time of month are injurious, dipping in the mikveh and keeping the laws of niddah are said to be healthy. Stories are told of women who suffered from a variety of diseases that were cured by dipping in the mikveh  ...
Susan Starr Sered, 2000
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On Women and Judaism (p)
(This elaborate ritual of cleansing, incidentally, is further proof that the mikveh has nothing to do with personal hygiene or cleanliness.) You comb out your hair, which you have just shampooed, and wrap yourself in a white sheet or towel.
Blu Greenberg
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An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies
874 MIKVEH the New Shinto Group. Miki grew up as a farm woman near Nara and was believed to be possessed by the creator high god Tenri-No-Mikoto (God of Heavenly Wisdom, God the Parent). She received her first divine contact while  ...
Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff, 2007
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Reflections of the Rav: Man of faith in the modern world
36:25); and it says again, 'The hope of Israel (mikveh Yisrael)' (Jer. 17:13) — just as the ritual bath (mikveh) cleanses the unclean, so too does the Holy One, blessed be He, cleanse Israel" (Yoma 8:9).1 (Rabbi Akiba here translated the words ...
Joseph Dov Soloveitchik, 1989
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Hasidic Responses to the Holocaust in the Light of Hasidic ...
Rebbe, Rabbi Hanoch Gad Yustman, in the Chenstochover Ghetto, refused to remove his tallit katan3* despite a beating.39 Documentation is available on the continued use of the mikveh (ritual bath), vital in Hasidic tradition, despite stringent ...
Pesach Schindler, 1990
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Pardes Rimonim: A Manual for the Jewish Family
immersion in a halachically approved mikveh.13 No substitute for mikveh is acceptable. Even if the woman scrupulously observes the differential bedika, the daily bedikos during the seven preparatory days, and then makes use of showers , ...
Moshe David Tendler, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MIKVEH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mikveh is used in the context of the following news items.
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Filmmaker Takes Orthodox Masturbation Into His Own Hands
Atonement and purification took the form of giving money to charity, fasting and immersing in a mikveh full of ice cubes. He still takes an annual ... «Forward, Jul 15»
2
Gee whiz! American media shelve one of the Ten Commandments
... revered that scribes copying Bible manuscripts would cleanse their pens and wash their bodies in a mikveh bath before ever writing it down. «GetReligion, Jul 15»
3
NGO to Supreme Court: Protect women's rights at mikveh
The complaint filed calls for women to be allowed to use the mikveh facilities without unwanted supervision by rabbinate attendants. «Haaretz, Jul 15»
4
NC archaeology team in Jerusalem unearths 1st-century mansion
A rare architectural feature found in one Roman-period structure: a bathroom with bath tub, attached to a mikveh, a Jewish ceremonial bathing ... «Merced Sun-Star, Jul 15»
5
Mikveh-Equipped Sunny Isles Condo Tower Gets Thumbs Up
It will also no longer have a restaurant, but it will have a mikveh, a Jewish ritual cleansing bath. So, that should be convenient for anybody in ... «Curbed Hamptons, Jul 15»
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Q & A: Proper Ritual At Netilat Yadayim (Conclusion)
The Mordechai cites the Tosefta in Yadayim as stating that a person who immerses his hands in a mikveh need not wipe them as there are no ... «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
7
Water and Faith
Religious Jews, for instance, visit the sacred mikveh, where they immerse themselves in water in order to purify themselves. We also know that ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Rabbi Barry Freundel Appeals Prison Sentence for Mikveh-Peeping
Freundel, who was sentenced in May to 6 1/2 years for videotaping dozens of women at a Washington, D.C., mikveh, is arguing that he should ... «Forward, Jul 15»
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Ancient Ritual Bath Found Under Jerusalem Home
The secret of the existence of an ancient Jewish ritual bath known as a mikveh, which was discovered three years ago by the residents of the ... «New Historian, Jul 15»
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Jerusalem Family Finds 2000-Year-Old Mikveh Under Floor
A Jerusalem family has found a 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath under their house while renovating the living room floor, Israel's Antiquities ... «Forward, Jul 15»

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