Bab. & Assyr. Myth. the sun god, responsible for summer warmth and the success of crops, and a symbol for justice
Origin of Shamash; from 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. In both senses also called shammes.
Origin of shamashHebrew šammaš, 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; see šmš in Semitic roots.
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