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[soh-fer; Sephardic Hebrew saw-fer; Ashkenazic Hebrew soh-fer] /ˈsoʊ fər; Sephardic Hebrew sɔˈfɛr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈsoʊ fɛr/
noun, plural sopherim
[soh-fer-im; Sephardic Hebrew saw-fe-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew soh-fe-rim] /ˈsoʊ fər ɪm; Sephardic Hebrew sɔ fɛˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈsoʊ fɛ rɪm/ (Show IPA).
(often initial capital letter) Judaism.
scribe1 (def 3).
Origin of sopher
< Hebrew sōphēr Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A special officer was appointed over this contingent, who was called the enumerator (sopher), or the keeper of the rolls.

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