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shammes

/ˈʃɑːməs; Hebrew ʃaˈmaʃ/
noun (Judaism) (pl) shammosim, shammashim (Hebrew) (ʃaˈmɔsɪm)
1.
an official acting as the beadle, sexton, and caretaker of a synagogue
2.
the extra candle used on the Feast of Hanukkah to kindle the lamps or candles of the menorah
Word Origin
from Hebrew shāmmāsh, from Aramaic shĕmāsh to serve
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