al·​me·​mar | \ alˈmēˌmär \
variants: or almemor \ -​ȯ(ə)r \
plural -s

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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First Known Use of almemar

1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for almemar

Hebrew almēmār, from Arabic al-minbar the pulpit

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“Almemar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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