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shammes

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EtymologyEdit

Yiddish שמש (shames), from Hebrew שמש (shamásh).

NounEdit

shammes (plural shammosim or shammeses)

  1. A sexton in a synagogue
  2. The candle used to light the other eight candles of a Hanukkah menorah.

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