Shiviti definition

shə-və-tē
A decorative plaque inscribed with the Hebrew verse “I have set the Lord always before me” (Psalms 16:8), hung in synagogues and Jewish homes as a reminder of God's presence.
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Origin of shiviti

  • Hebrew šiwwîtî I have set (first word of the verse) from šiwwâ to set, place šwy in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition