Kol Nidre

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Kol Nid·re

 (kōl nĭd′rā, -rə, kôl nē-drā′)
n. Judaism
1. An opening prayer recited on the eve of Yom Kippur, retroactively or preemptively declaring the annulment of all personal vows made to God in the previous or following year.
2. The melody to which such a prayer is chanted.

[Aramaic kol nidrê, all vows (the opening words of the prayer) : kol, all; see kll in Semitic roots + nidrê, pl. bound form of nidrā, vow (from nədar, to vow; see nḏr in Semitic roots).]

Kol Nidre

(kɔːl ˈnɪdreɪ; Hebrew kɔl niːˈdre)
1. (Judaism) the evening service with which Yom Kippur begins
2. (Judaism) the opening prayer of that service, declaring null in advance any purely religious vows one may come to make in the coming year
[Aramaic kōl nidhrē all the vows; the prayer's opening words]

Kol Ni•dre

(ˌkɔl niˈdreɪ, ˌkoʊl ˈnɪd rə, -reɪ)
a Jewish prayer recited on the eve of Yom Kippur, asking that all unfulfilled vows to God be nullified.
[< Aramaic kōlnidhrē all vows]
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Noun1.Kol Nidre - the opening prayer on the eve of Yom Kippur
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