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.
[Sephardic Hebrew khoo-mahsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew khoo m-uh sh]
noun, plural Chu·ma·shim [Sephardic Hebrew khoo-mah-sheem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khoo-maw-shim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxu mɑˈʃim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xʊˈmɔ ʃɪm/. Hebrew.
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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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