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bimah

[bee-muh, bim-uh, bee-mah]
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noun
  1. a platform in a synagogue holding the reading table used when chanting or reading portions of the Torah and the Prophets.
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Also bema, bi·ma.

Origin of bimah

(< Yiddish bime) < Hebrew bīmāh < Greek bêma bema
Also called almemar.
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British Dictionary definitions for bimah

bimah

bima

noun
  1. variant spellings of bema
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