Seph. /sooh kah"/; Ashk., Eng. /sook"euh/, n., pl. sukkoth, sukkot, sukkos Seph. /sooh kawt"/; Ashk. /soo kohs"/, Eng. sukkahs. Hebrew.
a booth or hut roofed with branches, built against or near a house or synagogue and used during the Jewish festival of Sukkoth as a temporary dining or living area.
Also, succah.
[sukkah lit., booth]

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