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Shamir

[shah-meer] /ʃɑˈmɪər/
noun
1.
Yitzhak [yits-hahk] /yɪtsˈhɑk/ (Show IPA), 1915–2012, Israeli political leader: prime minister 1986–92.
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  • With motherly tenderness she hurries to split the stone by applying the Shamir.

    The Weird Orient Henry Iliowizi
  • He that weareth the Shamir findeth favour with kings and hath no dread of evil spirits.

  • The Shamir stones are male and female; buried deep in the ground they are capable of multiplying.

  • The Shamir, O, King, is the only might in creation to do the work in accordance with the divine behest.

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British Dictionary definitions for Shamir

Shamir

/ʃæˈmɪə/
noun
1.
Yitzhak (ˈjɪtʒæk). 1915–2012, Israeli statesman, born in Poland: prime minister (1983–84; 1986–92): foreign minister (1980–83; 1984–86)
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Shamir in the Bible

a sharp thorn. (1.) One of the sons of Michah (1 Chr. 24:24). (2.) A town among the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:48); probably Somerah, 2 1/2 miles north-west of Debir. (3.) The residence of Tola, one of the judges, on Mount Ephraim (Judg. 10:1, 2).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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