variants or almemor
plural -s
: a platform in a Jewish synagogue bearing the reading desk from which are read the Pentateuch and the Prophets

called also bema, bimah

Word History


Hebrew almēmār, from Arabic al-minbar the pulpit

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of almemar was in 1731

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“Almemar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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