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shammes

noun sham·mes \ˈshä-məs\
plural sham·mo·sim \shä-ˈm-səm\

Definition of SHAMMES

1
:  the sexton of a synagogue
2
:  the candle or taper used to light the other candles in a Hanukkah menorah

Origin of SHAMMES

Yiddish shames, from Late Hebrew shāmmāsh
First Known Use: 1650

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