Seph. Heb. /keuh dooh shah"/; Ashk. Heb. /keuh dooh"shaw/, n., pl. Kedushoth, Kedushot, Kedushos Seph. Heb. /-dooh shawt"/; Ashk. Heb. /-dooh"shaws/, Eng. Kedushahs. Judaism.
a liturgical prayer of varying form that is incorporated into the third blessing of the Amidah during the repetition of this prayer by the cantor.
[ < Heb qedhushshah lit., holiness]

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