maftir

[ Sephardic Hebrew mahf-teer; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahf-teer ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew mɑfˈtir; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɑf tir /

noun Hebrew.

the concluding section of the portion of the Torah chanted or read in a Jewish service on the Sabbath and festivals.
the person who recites the blessings before and after the chanting or reading of this section and who often also chants or reads the Haftarah.

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Origin of maftir

maphṭīr literally, dismisser

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British Dictionary definitions for maftir

maftir
/ (ˈmɑftir) /

noun Judaism

the final section of the weekly Torah reading
the person to whom it is read, who also reads the Haftarah
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