nounpl. -·fars or -·frot′
a ram's horn used in ancient times as a signaling trumpet, and still blown in synagogues on Rosh Hashana and at the end of Yom Kippur
Origin of shofarClassical Hebrew (language) shofar
nounpl. sho·fars, or sho·froth Judaism
A trumpet made of a ram's horn, blown by the ancient Hebrews during religious ceremonies and as a signal in battle, now sounded in the synagogue during Rosh Hashanah and at the end of Yom Kippur.
Origin of shofarHebrew šôpār ram's horn, shofar Akkadian sappāru, šappāru fallow deer, and sappartu tip of an animal's horn from Sumerian šegbar fallow deer
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