[shi-kee-nuh, -kahy-; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-khee-nah; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-khee-nuh]
noun Theology.
the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence.
Also, Shekinah, Shechinah.

1655–65; < Hebrew shēkhīnāh Unabridged
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Shechina or Shekinah (ʃɛˈkaɪnə, Hebrew ʃəxiːˈna, ʃɛˈkaɪnə, Hebrew ʃəxiːˈna)
1.  the radiance in which God's immanent presence in the midst of his people, esp in the Temple, is visibly manifested
2.  the divine presence itself as contrasted with the divine transcendence
[C17: from Hebrew shĕkhīnāh, from shākhan to dwell]
Shekinah or Shekinah
[C17: from Hebrew shĕkhīnāh, from shākhan to dwell]

Shekinah (ʃɛˈkaɪnə, Hebrew ʃəxiːˈna)
Judaism a variant spelling of Shechina

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