bimah

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek βῆμα (vῆma)

Noun[edit]

bimah (plural bimahs or bimot)

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  1. The elevated platform in a Jewish synagogue from which the Torah is read.

Usage notes[edit]

Bimahs is the plural form often used in English. In transliterated Hebrew, the plural is bimot.[1]

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