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mitz·vah  audio  (mtsv) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. mitz·voth  (-vt, -vs) KEY  or mitz·vahs
    1. A commandment of the Jewish law.
    2. The fulfillment of such a commandment.
  1. A worthy deed.

ETYMOLOGY:
Hebrew mi, from iwwâ, to command; see wy1 in Semitic roots


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