What is another word for shofar?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈɒfɑː] (IPA)

The shofar is an ancient Jewish musical instrument made from a ram's horn, traditionally blown during Jewish religious ceremonies such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. While the word shofar is commonly used, there are several synonyms that refer to the same instrument. One such synonym is "karnayim" which is used in the Hebrew Bible. Another synonym is "yobel," which is a Hebrew word used in the Old Testament to describe a "ram's horn trumpet." Additionally, "chatsotserah" is another synonym used in the Hebrew language that describes the shofar as a trumpet-like instrument. Overall, these synonyms help to convey the importance and significance of the shofar in Jewish culture and religion.

What are the hypernyms for Shofar?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Shofar?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for shofar (as nouns)

Usage examples for Shofar

A blast on the shofar, and the congregation stirred noisily: "Next year in Jerusalem!"
"Stories and Pictures"
Isaac Loeb Peretz
In the first place it never thunders at Tabernacles, and secondly, after the Rebbe's shofar-blowing!
"Stories and Pictures"
Isaac Loeb Peretz
We have a tradition that after the shofar-blowing thunder has no power to harm for a whole year.
"Stories and Pictures"
Isaac Loeb Peretz

Famous quotes with Shofar

  • When I was fourteen or fifteen […] the Yom Kippur service ended in an unforgettable way, for Schechter, who always put great effort into the blowing of the shofar—he would go red in the face with exertion—produced a long, seemingly endless note of unearthly beauty, and then dropped dead before us on the , the raised platform where he would sing. I had the feeling that God had killed Schechter, sent a thunderbolt, stricken him. The shock of this for everyone was tempered by the reflection that if there was ever a moment in which a soul was pure, forgiven, relieved of all sin, it was at this moment, when the shofar was blown in conclusion of the fast […].
    Oliver Sacks

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