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bema

noun be·ma \ˈbē-mə\

Definition of BEMA

1
:  the usually raised part of an Eastern church containing the altar
2
:  bimah

Origin of BEMA

Late Latin & Late Greek; Late Latin, from Late Greek bēma, from Greek, step, tribunal, from bainein to go — more at come
First Known Use: 1683

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