Definition of almemar in US English:

almemar

(also almemor, almimar)

noun

Judaism
  • In a synagogue: the raised platform holding a lectern from which the Torah and haphtarah are read in the Ashkenazi ritual.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From post-biblical Hebrew almēmār from Arabic al-minbar from al the + minbar.

Pronunciation

almemar

/əlˈmiːmɑː/