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almemar

[ahl-mee-mahr] /ɑlˈmi mɑr/
noun
1.
Origin
< Arabic al the + minbar stand, platform
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almemar

/ælˈmiːmɑː/
noun
1.
(Judaism) (in Ashkenazic usage) the raised platform in a synagogue on which the reading desk stands Also called bema, bimah, bima
Word Origin
from Hebrew, from Arabic al-minbar the pulpit, platform
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