shmira

Alternative Spellings

shmirah

Definitions

  • "guard duty"
  • "watching over the body of a dead person prior to burial"

Example Sentences

  • "Don't try to sneak out of your cabin because shmirah will catch you!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

שמירה

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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