noun, plural shammosim
[shah-maw-sim] /ʃɑˈmɔ sɪm/ (Show IPA)
sexton (def 2).
the candle used to kindle the candles in the Hanukkah menorah.
noun (Judaism) (pl) shammosim, shammashim (Hebrew) (ʃaˈmɔsɪm)
an official acting as the beadle, sexton, and caretaker of a synagogue
the extra candle used on the Feast of Hanukkah to kindle the lamps or candles of the menorah
noun 1. something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; fraud or hoax. 2. a person who shams; shammer. 3. a cover or the like for giving a thing a different outward appearance: a pillow sham. adjective 4. pretended; counterfeit; feigned: sham attacks; a sham Gothic façade. 5. designed, made, or […]
heard. (1.) One of the spies sent out by Moses to search the land (Num. 13:4). He represented the tribe of Reuben. (2.) One of David’s sons (1 Chr. 14:4; 3:5, “Shimea;” 2 Sam. 5:14). (3.) A Levite under Nehemiah (11:17).
noun, plural shammies, verb, shammied, shammying. 1. chamois (defs 2–4, 6, 7). noun (pl) -mies 1. (informal) another word for chamois (sense 3) Also called shammy leather
noun 1. a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia. About 500,000 sq. mi. (1,295,000 sq. km). noun 1. transliteration of the Chinese name for the Gobi noun 1. a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China: sometimes considered to include all the arid regions east of […]