Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Jewish ‘short confession of sin.’ It is composed of twenty-four acrostic sections which begin with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet in consecutive order (the twenty-first letter, the last, being used three additional times).

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Examples

  • More than once they'll gently beat their chests as they recite the ashamnu: "We have been guilty, we have betrayed ... we have gone astray."

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