sopher

[ soh-fer; Sephardic Hebrew saw-fer; Ashkenazic Hebrew soh-fer ]
/ ˈsoʊ fər; Sephardic Hebrew sɔˈfɛr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈsoʊ fɛr /

noun, plural so·pher·im [soh-fer-im; Sephardic Hebrew saw-fe-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew soh-fe-rim] /ˈsoʊ fər ɪm; Sephardic Hebrew sɔ fɛˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈsoʊ fɛ rɪm/, (often initial capital letter) Judaism.

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Origin of sopher

From the Hebrew word sōphēr

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Example sentences from the Web for sopher

  • A special officer was appointed over this contingent, who was called the enumerator (Sopher), or the keeper of the rolls.