Definition of almemar
: a platform in a Jewish synagogue bearing the reading desk from which are read the Pentateuch and the Prophets —called also bema, bimah
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Origin and Etymology of almemar
Hebrew almēmār, from Arabic al-minbar the pulpit
First Known Use: 1731See Words from the same year
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