bimah

[ bee-muh, bim-uh, bee-mah ]
/ ˈbi mə, ˈbɪm ə, biˈmɑ /

noun

a platform in a synagogue holding the reading table used when chanting or reading portions of the Torah and the Prophets.

Nearby words

  1. biloxi,
  2. bilsted,
  3. biltong,
  4. bim,
  5. bimaculate,
  6. bimanal,
  7. bimane,
  8. bimanous,
  9. bimanual,
  10. bimanual version

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

/ (ˈbiːmə) /

noun

variant spellings of bema
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