shophar [ shoh-fer; shaw- Sephardic Hebrew fah; r Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-f uh r, shoh- fah] r Examples See more synonyms for shophar on Thesaurus.com noun, plural sho·phars, Hebrew sho·phroth, sho·phrot, sho·phros , [ shaw- Sephardic Hebrew f; rawt Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-f rohs, shoh- f] rohs / ʃɔˈfrɔt; Sephardic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ froʊs, ʃoʊˈfroʊs/ Ashkenazic Hebrew . Judaism shofar. shofar or sho·phar [ shoh-fer; shaw- Sephardic Hebrew fah; r Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-f uh r, shoh- fah] r noun, plural sho·fars, Hebrew sho·froth, sho·frot, sho·fros , [ shaw- Sephardic Hebrew f; rawt Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-f rohs, shoh- f] rohs / ʃɔˈfrɔt; Sephardic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ froʊs, ʃoʊˈfroʊs/ Ashkenazic Hebrew . 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. Origin of shofar
First recorded in
1860–65, shofar is from the Hebrew word shōphār
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Examples from the Web for shophar Historical Examples of shophar Shophar is the Hebrew name for what is usually translated 'ram's horns.'
Cohen made a sign to a priest who held a
Shophar (hallowed ram's horn) in his hand.
He signed to the Tokeang—the
Shophar blower—and instantly the weird, curious, quavering, vibrating sounds broke on the still air. British Dictionary definitions for shophar noun plural -phars or -phroth ( Hebrew -ˈfrɔt) a variant spelling of shofar noun plural -fars, -phars, -froth or -phroth ( Hebrew -ˈfrɔt) 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
shōphār ram's horn
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Word Origin and History for shophar n.
ram's horn blown on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, 1833, from Hebrew
shophar "ram's horn," related to Arabic sawafiru "ram's horns," Akkadian shapparu "wild goat."
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