(Judaism) (in Ashkenazic usage) the raised platform in a synagogue on which the reading desk stands Also called bema, bimah, bima
a seaport in S Spain, on the Mediterranean. Historical Examples He was captured by the Indians in the battle of almeria, and died shortly after of his wounds. The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2) Bernal Diaz del Castillo “Your imagination deceives you, my dear almeria,” said Ellen, smiling. […]
. Historical Examples The almery had many uses, and is to be found in all parts of the church, but chiefly in the chancel. Stones of the Temple Walter Field Westward of the cloister was an outward court, round which was the monks’ infirmary, and the almery. Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King In […]
. Historical Examples One time, I remember, goeing in the Strand, a poor and infirme old man craved his almes. Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2) John Aubrey To give little gifts, is to Dishonour; because it is but almes, and signifies an opinion of the need of small helps. Leviathan Thomas Hobbes J has […]
a city in the Tatar Republic, in the W Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Kazan.