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n. Mythology
The Babylonian sun god, worshiped as the author of justice and compassion.

[Akkadian Šamaš, absolute form of šamšu, sun; see šmš in Semitic roots.]


 (shä′məs, -məsh)
1. The candle used to light the other eight candles of a Hanukkah menorah.
2. A person who assists in the running of a synagogue or its religious services, especially the reading of the Torah. In both senses also called shammes.

[Hebrew šammāš, from Aramaic, servant, minister, probably from Egyptian šmsw, servant, from šms, to follow, serve.]


(Other Non-Christian Religions) the sun god of Assyria and Babylonia
[from Akkadian: sun]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shamash - the chief sun godShamash - the chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings justice and compassion
Babylon - the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
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All nine candles, including the center Shamash which lights all the other candles fit into Nelly's wonderful cooky dough menorah.
Trust Oil Field 84 for 7 in 8 overs (Saizu 20, Shamash 19; Aqil 2 wickets, Rizwan 2 wickets) lost to Rising Kokan 85 for 1 (Muzaffar 45, Rizwan 24).
According to a handout issued here on Monday, the cases against 11 suspended officers of Education Department including Far Naz Riaz, Attaullah Bhutto, Shamash Uddin Dal, Jabbar Dhayo, Latif Mughal, Ahmed Nawaz Niazi, Ali Akbar Shaikh, Bashir Abbasi, Mumtaz Shaikh and Musharraf Ali were sent to NAB and ACE for their alleged involvement in thousands of illegal appointments in different cadres.
Cultural Attache at Afghan Embassy Shamash Zardast lauded the Pakistani contribution in providing excellent higher education facilities to the Afghan students.
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