A place where Jews go to worship is an example of a synagogue.
- an assembly of Jews for worship and religious study
- a building or place used by Jews for worship, religious study, and, often, community activity
- the Jewish religion as organized in such local congregations
Origin of synagogueMiddle English sinagoge ; from Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin synagoga ; from Ecclesiastical Greek synag?g? ; from Gr, a bringing together, assembly ; from synagein, to bring together ; from syn-, together + agein, to do: see act
- A building or place of meeting for worship and religious instruction in the Jewish faith.
- A congregation of Jews for the purpose of worship or religious study.
- The Jewish religion as organized or typified in local congregations.
Origin of synagogueMiddle English, from Old French sinagoge, from Late Latin synag&omacron;ga, from Greek sunag&omacron;g&emacron;, assembly, synagogue, from sunagein, to bring together : sun-, syn- + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
- syn′a·gog′i·cal , syn′a·gog′al
Old French synagoge, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ…Î½Î±Î³Ï‰Î³Î® (sunagÅgÄ“, “assembly, gathering"), from ÏƒÏ…Î½Î¬Î³Ï‰ (sunagÅ, “I gather together"), from ÏƒÏÎ½ (sun, “with, together") + á¼„Î³Ï‰ (agÅ, “I lead")