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shofar

or sho路phar

[ shoh-fer; Sephardic Hebrew shaw-fahr; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-fuhr, shoh-fahr ]
/ 藞蕛o蕣 f蓹r; Sephardic Hebrew 蕛蓴藞f蓱r; Ashkenazic Hebrew 藞蕛o蕣 f蓹r, 蕛o蕣藞f蓱r /
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noun, plural sho路fars, Hebrew sho路froth, sho路frot, sho路fros [Sephardic Hebrew shaw-frawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-frohs, shoh-frohs], /Sephardic Hebrew 蕛蓴藞fr蓴t; Ashkenazic Hebrew 藞蕛o蕣 fro蕣s, 蕛o蕣藞fro蕣s/, Judaism.
a ram's horn blown as a wind instrument, sounded in Biblical times chiefly to communicate signals in battle and announce certain religious occasions and in modern times chiefly at synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
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Origin of shofar

First recorded in 1860鈥65, from Hebrew sh艒ph膩r 鈥渞am's horn鈥

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shofar

chauffeur, shofar
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British Dictionary definitions for shofar

shofar

shophar

/ (藞蕛蓹蕣f蓱藧, Hebrew 蕛蓴藞far) /

noun plural -fars, -phars, -froth or -phroth (Hebrew -藞fr蓴t)
Judaism a ram's horn sounded in the synagogue daily during the month of Elul and repeatedly on Rosh Hashanah, and by the ancient Israelites as a warning, summons, etc

Word Origin for shofar

from Hebrew sh艒ph膩r ram's horn
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