from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pointer used in the ritual of Torah-reading.
  • n. The letter ⴷ in the Tifinagh alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small tapering hand with outstretched index-finger, made of precious metal or ivory, beautifully carved. It is used to indicate the words to the reader while he is reading the Scriptures in the synagogue from the scroll called Sepher Torah.


From Hebrew יד (hand) (Wiktionary)
From the Tifinagh alphabet. (Wiktionary)



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