[shi-kee-nuh, -kahy-; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-khee-nah; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-khee-nuh]
- the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence.
Also She·ki·nah, Shechinah.
Origin of Shekhinah
First recorded in 1655–65, Shekhinah is from the Hebrew word shēkhīnāh
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Examples from the Web for shekinah
How dare men and women trifle with the Shekinah of their lives?The Love Affairs of an Old Maid
A current conventionalism in the synagogs was that the just would 'eat the Shekinah.'Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
The Shekinah has departed from Mount Zion, but its glory is illuminating the world.Sermons of Christmas Evans
It is the place where the Shekinah dwells and His secrets are made manifest.With God in the Yellowstone
The Shekinah was also associated with a divine radiance, or glory.Shinto
W. G. (William George) Aston
- Judaism a variant spelling of Shechina