Synagogue meaning

sĭnə-gŏg, -gôg
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A place where Jews meet for worship.
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Synagogue is a Jewish place of worship and study.

A place where Jews go to worship is an example of a synagogue.

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A building or place used by Jews for worship, religious study, and, often, community activity.
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A building or place of meeting for worship and religious instruction in the Jewish faith.
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A congregation of Jews for the purpose of worship or religious study.
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The Jewish religion as organized in such local congregations.
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A congregation of Jews for the purpose of worship or religious study.
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The Jewish religion as organized or typified in local congregations.
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An assembly of Jews for worship and religious study.
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Origin of synagogue

  • Middle English from Old French sinagoge from Late Latin synagōga from Greek sunagōgē assembly, synagogue from sunagein to bring together sun- syn- agein to lead ag- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old French synagoge, from Ancient Greek συναγωγή (sunagōgÄ“, “assembly, gathering"), from συνάγω (sunagō, “I gather together"), from σύν (sun, “with, together") + ἄγω (agō, “I lead")

    From Wiktionary