[ choo-mash ]
/ ˈtʃu mæʃ /

noun, plural Chu·mash·es, (especially collectively) Chu·mash for 1.

a member of an American Indian people who formerly inhabited the southern California coast from San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica Bay, as well as the Santa Barbara Islands and the interior westward to the San Joaquin Valley: noted for their sophisticated seacraft and rock paintings.
any of the Hokan languages of the Chumash, at least six in number, all now extinct.

Definition for chumash (2 of 2)


[ Sephardic Hebrew khoo-mahsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew khoo m-uh sh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew xuˈmɑʃ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxʊm əʃ /

noun, plural Chu·ma·shim [Sephardic Hebrew khoo-mah-sheem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khoo-maw-shim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxu mɑˈʃim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xʊˈmɔ ʃɪm/. Hebrew. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chumash


/ Hebrew (xʊˈmaʃ, Yiddish ˈxʊməʃ) /


Judaism a printed book containing one of the Five Books of Moses

Word Origin for chumash

literally: a fifth (part of the Torah)
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