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yad

[Sephardic Hebrew yahd; Ashkenazic Hebrew yawd]
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noun, plural ya·dim [Sephardic Hebrew yah-deem; Ashkenazic Hebrew yaw-dim] /Sephardic Hebrew yɑˈdim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈyɔ dɪm/. Hebrew.
  1. a tapered, usually ornamented rod, usually of silver, with the tip of the tapered part forming a fist with the index finger extended, used by the reader of a scroll of the Torah as a place marker.
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Origin of yad

yādh literally, hand
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yad

noun
  1. Judaism a hand-held pointer used for reading the sefer torah
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Hebrew
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