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pedi-sukkah

noun; compounding
a Jewish ritual structure on the back of a bike used to perform Sukkot rituals
 
This word uses the very specific borrowing of Sukkah from Hebrew as often used in American Jewish communities and likely combines it with the Latin root ped-. However, there seems to be a disconnect between foot and the mobility or bicycle nature of this structure. This may be due to sound similarity between ped- and pedal or it may be that the first part of the compound comes entirely from pedal clipped with an i serving as a linker morpheme. There is also a possibility that the Latin root was extended to mean moveable as a foot is used to move.
Etymology : compounding of sukkah ‘ritual temporary structure for Sukkot’ from Hebrew with Latin root ped- 'foot.'
Source : (10/10/17): “Come stop by the pedi-sukkah, shake the lulav, and celebrate the holiday of joy” (Chabad at Rice University)
Last modified: 29 November 2017


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