shomer

noun
sho·​mer | \ ˈshōˌmer \
plural shomrim\ -​ōmrə̇m \

Definition of shomer

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

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History and Etymology for shomer

Hebrew shōmēr, from shĕmōr to watch

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“Shomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shomer. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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