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almemar

[ahl-mee-mahr]
noun
  1. bimah.
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Origin of almemar

< Arabic al the + minbar stand, platform
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British Dictionary definitions for almemar

almemar

noun
  1. Judaism (in Ashkenazic usage) the raised platform in a synagogue on which the reading desk standsAlso called: bema, bimah, bima
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Word Origin

from Hebrew, from Arabic al-minbar the pulpit, platform
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