pl. -·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 šôp&amacron;r, ram's horn, shofar; akin to Akkadian sapp&amacron;ru, šapp&amacron;ru, fallow deer, and sappartu, tip of an animal's horn, from Sumerian šegbar, fallow deer.
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