from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism A trumpet made of a ram's horn, blown by the ancient Hebrews during religious ceremonies and as a signal in battle, now sounded in the synagogue during Rosh Hashanah and at the end of Yom Kippur.
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- n. A ram’s-horn trumpet
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See shophar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ram; used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or a summons; used in synagogues today on solemn occasions
Hebrew šôpār, ram's horn, shofar; akin to Akkadian sappāru, šappāru, fallow deer, and sappartu, tip of an animal's horn, from Sumerian šegbar, fallow deer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Hebrew שׁוֹפָר (shofár, "shofar") (Wiktionary)