shophar

[ shoh-fer; Sephardic Hebrew shaw-fahr; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-fuhr, shoh-fahr ]SEE DEFINITION OF shophar

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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.

WORD ORIGIN

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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