Pronunciation: ( Seph.mē-kvä'; Ashk., Eng. mik'vu), [key]
—pl. -voth, -vot, -vosPronunciation: ( Seph.-vôt'; Ashk.-vōs), [key] Eng. -vahs. Hebrew.
a ritual bath to which Orthodox Jews are traditionally required to go on certain occasions, as before the Sabbath and after each menstrual period, to cleanse and purify themselves. Also,mik'veh.
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