Anim Zmirot


Anim Zemirot (ah-NEEM zeh-mee-ROHT) listen
Anim Zmirot (AH-neem ZMEE-roht) listen


  • n. "A hymn composed of an alphabetic acrostic of 31 lines, generally sung in front of the open ark at the conclusion of the Musaf service on Shabbat." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Goldstein Junior, would you like to sing Anim Zemirot?" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • אנעים זמירות anim zemirot 'I will sweeten songs...', the opening line of the poem

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


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


      • 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

      Anim Zemirot, An'im Zemirot, Anim Z'mirot, An'im Z'mirot, An'im Zmirot, Anim Zemiros, An'im Zemiros, Anim Z'miros, An'im Z'miros, Anim Zmiros, An'im Zmiros, Anim Zemires, An'im Zemires, Anim Z'mires, An'im Z'mires, Anim Zmires, An'im Zmires

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