shophar


shophar

noun, plural sho·phars, Hebrew sho·phroth, sho·phrot, sho·phros [Sephardic Hebrew shaw-frawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-frohs, shoh-frohs] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈfrɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ froʊs, ʃoʊˈfroʊs/, Judaism.

  1. shofar.

noun, plural sho·fars, Hebrew sho·froth, sho·frot, sho·fros [Sephardic Hebrew shaw-frawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-frohs, shoh-frohs] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈfrɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ froʊs, ʃoʊˈfroʊs/, Judaism.

  1. a ram’s horn blown as a wind instrument, sounded in Biblical times chiefly to communicate signals in battle and announce certain religious occasions and in modern times chiefly at synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

noun plural -phars or -phroth (Hebrew -ˈfrɔt)

  1. a variant spelling of shofar

noun plural -fars, -phars, -froth or -phroth (Hebrew -ˈfrɔt)

  1. Judaism a ram’s horn sounded in the synagogue daily during the month of Elul and repeatedly on Rosh Hashanah, and by the ancient Israelites as a warning, summons, etc
n.

ram’s horn blown on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, 1833, from Hebrew shophar “ram’s horn,” related to Arabic sawafiru “ram’s horns,” Akkadian shapparu “wild goat.”

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