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shul

[shool, shoo l] /ʃul, ʃʊl/
noun, plural shuln
[shooln, shoo ln] /ʃuln, ʃʊln/ (Show IPA).
Yiddish.
1.
a synagogue.
Also, schul.
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shul

/ʃuːl/
noun
1.
the Yiddish word for synagogue
Word Origin
Yiddish: synagogue, from Old High German scuolaschool1
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Word Origin and History for shul
n.

"synagogue," 1874, from Yiddish shul, from German Schule (see school (n.1)).

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