[ bahl-shem ]
/ bɑlˈʃɛm /
a person who works miracles by calling upon the name of God, especially one of the German and Polish Jews of the 16th–19th centuries considered to be saintly and to possess magical powers.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of Baalshem
From Hebrew baʿal shem literally, “master of the name”
Words nearby Baalshem
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