synagogue

[ sin-uh-gog, -gawg ]SEE DEFINITION OF synagogue
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SYNAGOGUE

Their prayer in the synagogue had been heard, and the child they had asked for was to come.

Never once since the birth of Naomi had he crossed the threshold of the synagogue.

The Judges had reassembled in the synagogue in the early morning.

As the afternoon wore on, the doors of the synagogue were thrown open.

On the Sabbath he went to the synagogue, and was called up to read in the Law.

If he be a Hebrew boy, then the Synagogue will train him in the faith of his fathers.

Then I wouldn't have to be here today, waiting to go to the synagogue with Grandmother.

We then went to the ruin of what the Jews assert to have been a synagogue.

On inquiry, he learns that this is still maintained by the synagogue.

The synagogue was filled to overflowing with fasting men and women.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Old French sinagoge (11c.), from Late Latin synagoga "congregation of Jews," from Greek synagoge "place of assembly, synagogue," literally "meeting, assembly," from synagein "to gather, assemble," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + agein "bring, lead" (see act). Used by Greek translators of the Old Testament as a loan-translation of late Hebrew keneseth "assembly" (cf. beth keneseth "synagogue," literally "house of assembly.")

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