Origin of Shamashfrom Akkadian shamshu, sun
- The candle used to light the other eight candles of a Hanukkah menorah.
- A person who assists in the running of a synagogue or its religious services, especially the reading of the Torah. Also called In both senses also called shammes .
Origin of shamashHebrew šammāš from Aramaic servant, minister probably from Egyptian šmsw servant from šms to follow, serve
Origin of ShamashAkkadian Šamaš absolute form of šamšu sun šmš
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