meturgeman

noun

me·​tur·​ge·​man
məˈtərgəmən
plural meturgemans
: a religious officiant of the early Hebrew synagogue who orally translated the Scriptures from Hebrew into the vernacular

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew & Aramaic mĕthurgĕmān, mĕthargĕmān

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“Meturgeman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meturgeman. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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