baal kore

noun baal ko·re \bälˈkō(ˌ)rā\

Definition of baal kore

  1. :  the person (such as the cantor) who reads the weekly excerpt from the Torah during synagogue services

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Origin and Etymology of baal kore

Hebrew baʽal qōrē', literally, reading master

First Known Use: 1898

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