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  • n. A Jewish prayer recited during services, and when mourning the death of a close relative.


From Hebrew קדיש (kadísh, "kaddish"), from Jewish Aramaic קדיש (qaddish, "holy") (Wiktionary)



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  • I associate this word with inferno because I once read a review of a record called "Kaddish" by an artist called "Towering Inferno". I've never listened to it.

    February 5, 2008