interj. Heaven forbid!
interj. Woe is me!
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
שומו שמים (also spelled שומו שמיים)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Who Uses This
shomu shamaim, shomu shamayim
Found in the Bible (e.g., Jeremiah 2:12, where it is translated in JPS Tanakh as "Be astonished, O ye heavens")
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