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MITZVAH (mitzvoth)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mitzvah mean? 

MITZVAH (noun)
  The noun MITZVAH has 2 senses:

1. (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law
2. (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty

  Familiarity information: MITZVAH used as a noun is rare.


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MITZVAH (noun)


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Meaning:

(Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

mitsvah; mitzvah

Hypernyms ("mitzvah" is a kind of...):

commandment; precept; teaching (a doctrine that is taught)

Domain category:

Judaism (the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud)


Sense 2mitzvah [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

mitsvah; mitzvah

Hypernyms ("mitzvah" is a kind of...):

deed; effort; exploit; feat (a notable achievement)

Domain category:

Judaism (the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud)


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