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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism A scribe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Jewish scribe who can transcribe Torah scrolls and other religious writings.

Etymologies

Hebrew sōpēr, active participle of sāpar, to count, write; see spr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew סופר (sofér). (Wiktionary)

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