Rikudl (LKT)

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Rikud. dance. rikudl. diminuitive for rikud.” Harkavi 1928, p. 479.

“Each day before the wedding] the klezmer play, Hassidim go into a rikudl... each day an extra rikudl was played and danced under the rebbe’s window.” [Poland, c. World War I]. Litvin 1917, pp. 6-7

Rikud. Hasidic dance” Weinreich 1977, p. 405

See Freylekhs and Tants-nign.