shmira

Pronunciations

shmira (shmee-RAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. "Guard duty."

  • n. "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
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      shmirah

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