Urim and Thummim

plural noun
Urim and Thum·​mim | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-mən(d)-ˈthə-məm How to pronounce Urim and Thummim (audio) , ˌu̇r-; ˌu̇r-ēm-ən(d)-ˈtu̇-mēm How to pronounce Urim and Thummim (audio) \

Definition of Urim and Thummim

: sacred lots used in early times by the Hebrews

First Known Use of Urim and Thummim

1537, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Urim and Thummim

partial translation of Hebrew ūrīm wĕthummīm

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“Urim and Thummim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Urim%20and%20Thummim. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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