[ bee-muh, bee-mah ]
/ ˈbi mə, biˈmɑ /
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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 bi·ma, bema .
Also called almemar.
Origin of bimah
From Yiddish bime, or directly from Hebrew bīmāh, from Greek bêma bema
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British Dictionary definitions for bimah
/ (ˈbiːmə) /
variant spellings of bema
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