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synagogue

noun syn·a·gogue \ˈsi-nə-ˌgäg\

Simple Definition of synagogue

  • : a building that is used for Jewish religious services

Full Definition of synagogue

  1. 1 :  a Jewish congregation

  2. 2 :  the house of worship and communal center of a Jewish congregation

syn·a·gog·al play \ˌsi-nə-ˈgä-gəl\ adjective

Variants of synagogue

also syn·a·gog play \ˈsi-nə-ˌgäg\

Origin of synagogue

Middle English synagoge, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin synagoga, from Greek synagōgē assembly, synagogue, from synagein to bring together, from syn- + agein to lead — more at agent


First Known Use: 13th century

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