Shechinah

noun

She·​chi·​nah shə-ˈḵē-nə How to pronounce Shechinah (audio)
-ˈkē-nə,
-ˈkī-nə How to pronounce Shechinah (audio)
variants or Shekinah
: the presence of God in the world as conceived in Jewish theology

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew shĕkhīnāh

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shechinah was in 1663

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Cite this Entry

“Shechinah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shechinah. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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