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

  • noun A partition erected in the seating section of an Orthodox synagogue to prevent the mixing of men and women.
  • noun The structure defining the boundary of an eruv.

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  • noun A partition in an Orthodox synagogue to divide men from women

Etymologies

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

[Mishnaic Hebrew məḥiṣṣâ, partition, from Hebrew ḥāṣaṣ, to divide; see x̣ṣṣ in Semitic roots.]

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