Bab. & Assyr. Myth. the sun god, responsible for summer warmth and the success of crops, and a symbol for justice
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
The Babylonian sun god, worshiped as the author of justice and compassion.
Origin of ShamashAkkadian Šamaš absolute form of šamšu sun šmš
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