Glossary: D

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  Shofar A Glossary of
Unfamiliar Terms
Ten Commandments Tablets  
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ThM, ThD, DMin, MBA, CNHP
 
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Abbreviations Used In This Glossary

abbr. = abbreviated

alt. = alternate

Ar. = Aramaic

esp. = especially

Gr. = Greek

Heb. = Hebrew

lit. = literally

n. = noun

pl. = plural

pron. = pronounced

prop. = properly

sg. = singular

usu. = usually

v. = verb

Yid. = Yiddish

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D

D'varim
(alt. Dvarim) Deuteronomy
 
da'as
(alt. da'ath) knowledge, cunning, wittingly
 
Dagon - Fish god of the Philistines and NinevehDagon
daah
(alt. 'ayah) kite, vulture
 
dag
fish (pl. dagim)
 
Dagon
one of the deities of the Philistines; also the “fish god”of Nineveh
 
dahm
blood
 
daiyagim
fishermen
 
darash
to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship
care for, diligently inquire, make inquisition, question, require, search, seek for, seek out
 
darom
south
 
darshan
preacher (pl. darshanim); see also maggid
 
dati
religious
 
daven
(Yid.) pray
 
daverah
disobedience to the commandment
 
davka
approximately
 
Dayan
Judge of a Rabbinical Court; religious judges (pl. dayanim)
 
Dayenu
Hebrew title of a Passover seder song meaning, “It Would Have Been Enough for Us”
 
deagot
worries; anxieties
 
defilement
ritual impurity
 
dehainu
being
 
delet
door (pl. delatot)
 
demut
image, likeness, icon
 
derashot
sermons
 
derech
guide, way, path, journey, custom
 
Derech Hashem
Way of the Lord; name given to Messianic Orthodox Judaism in the Apostolic Writings
 
dermohn
made mention
 
deror
liberty, freedom, release [Vayikra 25:10]
 
Devar Torah
Literally: a word of Torah; follows the Torah reading in a worship service, taking the form of a sermon, talk, explication, story, discussion, or program
 
devash
wild honey
 
deveykus
attachment to God
 
Diaspora
Dispersion of the Jewish people from Israel. Dispersion of the houses of Judah and Ephraim from Israel. Jewish communities outside of Israel.
 
Dibre HaYamin
the events of the days
 
dibur
saying; utterance
 
dimyon
analogy
 
din
Halachah law, judgment (pl. Dinim)
 
divrei hanevu
ah
words of prophecy
 
doiche
rejecting or setting aside
 
dor
generation
 
dorot
generations
 
dov
bear
 
drakhim
ways
 
drash
(alt. drasha; drashah) homiletic interpretation, sermon
 
Drishat Shalom
Kind Regards; Greetings
 
duchan
the stand in front of the ark in the synagogue from which the cohenim bless the congregation
 
dukifat
hoopoe (an unclean bird, species undetermined)
 
dvar
word
 
dvar hora
ah
word of teaching
 
dvar malchut
decree
 
dvar nevuah
word of prophecy
 
dvarashmah
a thing of guilt; condemnation
 
dvarim
words
 
Dvarim
(alt. D'varim) Deuteronomy
 

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