sephirah

adjective

se·​phi·​rah
sə̇ˈfērə
: of, relating to or constituting one of the 49 days of Omer
during the sephirah days … no marriages may take placeH. E. Goldin

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew sĕphīrāh counting, from sĕphōr to count; from the custom of formally counting the 49 days according to the Commandment in Leviticus 23:15–16

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“Sephirah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sephirah. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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