Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A canopy on four posts held over the couple being married during a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the Jewish marriage ceremony, the canopy under which the reading of the kethuba, or marriage contract, and the nuptial ceremonies are performed.

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  • noun Judaism The canopy over a Jewish couple during their marriage ceremony.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew ḥuppâ, covering, canopy, bridal chamber, from ḥāpap, to surround, cover; see ḥpp in Semitic roots.]

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From Hebrew חופה \ חֻפָּה (khupá)

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  • See also chupah.

    January 21, 2008