plural shomrim
: guardian, watchman: such as
Judaism : someone who watches over the body of a deceased person until burial
history : a mounted guard of Jewish settlements in the Palestine region prior to the period of British mandate

Word History


Hebrew shōmēr, from shĕmōr to watch

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“Shomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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