[ shit-im ]
/ ˈʃɪt ɪm /
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Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
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)
Words nearby shittim wood
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British Dictionary definitions for shittim wood
/ (ˈʃɪtɪm) /
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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