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Sha·mash

 (shä′mäsh′)
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.]

sha·mash

 (shä′məs, -məsh)
n.
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.]

Shamash

(ˈʃɑːmæʃ)
n
(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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