Shechinah

noun She·chi·nah \shə-ˈḵē-nə, -ˈkē-nə, -ˈkī-nə\
variants: or

Shekinah

\shə-ˈḵē-nə, -ˈkē-nə, -ˈkī-nə\

Definition of Shechinah

  1. :  the presence of God in the world as conceived in Jewish theology

Origin and Etymology of shechinah

Hebrew shĕkhīnāh


First Known Use: 1663

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