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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A decorative plaque inscribed with the Hebrew verse "I have set the Lord always before me” (Psalms 16:8), hung in synagogues and Jewish homes as a reminder of God's presence.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Hebrew šiwwîtî, I have set (first word of the verse), from šiwwâ, to set, place; see šwy in Semitic roots.

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