shofar

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Etymology[edit]

From the Hebrew שׁוֹפָר (shofár, shofar)

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shofar (plural shofars or shofroth)

  1. (Judaism) A ram’s-horn trumpet
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
      Thaddeus the fluteplayer had, it seems, found a ram’s horn or shofar, and he was blowing this not in the normal manner of an angry summons but so as to produce a melody of four notes, like a camp call to dinner or parade.

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