chumash

Pronunciations

chumash (choo-MAHSH) listen
chumash (CHUH-mesh) listen
chumash (hoo-MAHSH) listen

Definitions

  • n. The Pentateuch, Torah, or Five Books of Moses.

  • n. "A bound book containing the Five Books of Moses that is used in synagogue or for study." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "We can share a chumash during davening."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • חומש

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      khumesh, humash

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