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shittim wood

[ shit-im ]
/ ˈʃɪt ɪm /
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noun

the wood, probably acacia, of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle were made. Exodus 25, 26.

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Also called shittim.

Origin of shittim wood

First recorded in 1580–90; ultimately from Hebrew shiṭṭīm, plural of shiṭṭāh “the acacia tree” (probably) ; see shittah)

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British Dictionary definitions for shittim wood

shittim wood
/ (ˈʃɪtɪm) /

noun

Old Testament a kind of wood, probably acacia, from which the Ark of the Covenant and parts of the tabernacle were made

Word Origin for shittim wood

C14: from Hebrew shittīm, plural of shittah
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