chup·pah also hup·pah (pə, -pä)
n. pl. chup·pahs or chup·poth (-pōt, -pōs) or chup·pot (-pōt, -pōs) also hup·pahs or hup·poth (-pōt, -pōs) or hup·pot (-pōt, -pōs)
A canopy on four posts held over the couple being married during a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.
[Hebrew ḥuppâ, covering, canopy, bridal chamber, from ḥāpap, to surround, cover; see ḥpp in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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