A bath in which certain Jewish ritual purifications are performed.
More example sentences
- A special blessing is pronounced before entering the mikva, emphasizing the holy nature of this precept.
- We can build thousands of synagogues, mikvas, cemeteries and hotels, as well as tens of thousands of homes.
- As an unmarried, not traditionally observant woman, I had never actually been to a mikva and always assumed my first visit would be on the eve of my wedding.
mid 19th century: from Yiddish mikve, from Hebrew miqweh, literally 'collection (usually of water)'.
Definition of mikva in:
- The US English dictionary