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  • n. The candle used to light the other eight candles of a Hanukkah menorah.

Etymologies

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From Hebrew שַׁמָּשׁ (shamásh, "waiter, sexton").

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  • "Shamash the glorious sun" from The Epic of Gilgamesh.

    June 17, 2008