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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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