from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism A visible manifestation of the divine presence as described in Jewish theology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The visible majesty of the Divine Presence, especially when resting or dwelling between the cherubim on the mercy seat, in the Tabernacle, or in the Temple of Solomon; -- a term used in the Targums and by the later Jews, and adopted by Christians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Shechinah.
Mishnaic Hebrew šəkînâ, from Hebrew šākan, to dwell; see škn in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)