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SHEMA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Shema mean? 

SHEMA (noun)
  The noun SHEMA has 1 sense:

1. a liturgical prayer (considered to be the essence of Jewish religion) that is recited at least twice daily by adult Jewish males to declare their faith

  Familiarity information: SHEMA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHEMA (noun)


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Meaning:

A liturgical prayer (considered to be the essence of Jewish religion) that is recited at least twice daily by adult Jewish males to declare their faith

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

as soon as Leonard learned to talk he was taught to recite the first words of the Shema, the creed of Judaism which originated on Sinai with Moses and is recited daily

Hypernyms ("Shema" is a kind of...):

prayer (a fixed text used in praying)


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