parocheth

noun
pa·​ro·​cheth
variants: or parochet or paroket \ päˈrȯˌḵet(h) \
plural -s

Definition of parocheth

: a curtain of richly ornamented material hung before the holy ark in a synagogue as a reminder of the curtain used to screen the holy of holies in the tabernacle and the temple

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History and Etymology for parocheth

Hebrew pārokheth curtain before the holy of holies

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“Parocheth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parocheth. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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