shofros

shofar

[shoh-fer; Sephardic Hebrew shaw-fahr; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-fuhr, shoh-fahr]
noun, plural shofars Hebrew, shofroth, shofrot, shofros [Sephardic Hebrew shaw-frawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-frohs, shoh-frohs] . Judaism.
a ram's horn blown as a wind instrument, sounded in Biblical times chiefly to communicate signals in battle and announce certain religious occasions and in modern times chiefly at synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Also, shophar.


Origin:
1860–65; < Hebrew shōphār

chauffeur, shofar.
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shofar or shophar (ˈʃəʊfɑː, Hebrew ʃɔˈfar, ˈʃəʊfɑː, Hebrew ʃɔˈfar)
 
n , pl -fars, -phars, -froth, -phroth
Judaism a ram's horn sounded in the synagogue daily during the month of Elul and repeatedly on Rosh Hashanah, and by the ancient Israelites as a warning, summons, etc
 
[from Hebrew shōphār ram's horn]
 
shophar or shophar (ˈʃəʊfɑː, Hebrew ʃɔˈfar, ˈʃəʊfɑː, Hebrew ʃɔˈfar, -ˈfrɔt)
 
n
 
[from Hebrew shōphār ram's horn]

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shofar
ram's horn blown on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, 1833, from Heb. shophar "ram's horn," related to Arabic sawafiru "ram's horns," Akkad. shapparu "wild goat."
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