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  Shofar A Glossary of
Unfamiliar Terms
Ten Commandments Tablets  
    Compiled from numerous source documents
by
Ari Levitt*
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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Na’anu’im
the wavings of the four species on the Feast of Tabernacles
 
nacham
breathe strongly; by implication to be sorry, i.e. (in a favorable sense) to pity, console, or (reflex.) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself)
comfort (self), ease [one’s self], repent (-er, -ing, self)
 
Pachash Hakadomony
the Predatory Snake
 
nachem
a prayer for consolation
 
Nachum Ish Gamzu
Tana who was known for always accepting whatever tradgedies and troubles that befell him as for the good, and saying, “Gom Zu L’Tovah (This is also for the good).” A teacher of Rabbi Akiva.
 
nafsheinu
our souls
 
Naga
to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose); euphemistically to lie with a woman; by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.)
beat, (be able to) bring (down), cast, come/draw near, get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch
 
naggar
carpenter
 
nakam
vengeance
 
namer
leopard
 
naniach
supposing
 
narrishkait
foolishness
 
nashim
wives
 
nasi (alt. nasiy)
an exalted one, i.e. a king or sheik; also a rising mist … captain, chief, cloud, governor, prince, ruler, vapour … head of the people, a head of a Tribe, a Prince (pl. Nesi’im)
 
Naso
a portion in the Book of Numbers
 
natsal
to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense
defend, deliver (one’s self), escape, without fail, part, pluck, preserve, recover, rescue, rid, save, spoil, strip, surely, take (out)
 
navi
(alt. nevi) prophet
 
nazah
to spurt, i.e. besprinkle (specifically in expiation)
sprinkle
 
Nazoraeans
Judaizing Christian sect (not to be confused with Nazarenes, a general term for Christians)
 
ne’eman
faithful
 
ne’emanah
reliable
 
ne’emanot
faithful
 
ne’emanut
faithfulness; trustworthiness; reliability
 
ne’evad
lost; perish; be ruined with destruction
 
nechalim
deceitfulness
 
nechamah
comfort
 
nechashim
serpents
 
nedavot
donations
 
neder
vow (pl. nederim)
 
nedivut
generosity; kindness
 
neeman
faithful
 
Neertzah
(alt. Nirtzah) acceptance, closing prayer … the last phase of the Seder ceremony
 
nefashot
souls
 
neharot
rivers
 
nehneh
benefit
 
Neilah
(lit. closing) concluding service of Yom Kippur … closing of the gate
 
nekevah
female
 
Nesech
the libation of wine over the altar in the Sanctuary accompanying the sacrifices
 
nesher
eagle or  vulture (pl. nesharim)
 
neshikah
kiss
 
nessuim
marriage
 
Neta Revai
the fruit of the fourth year after planting
 
Netilat Lulav
the commandment of the Four Species in the Feast of Tabernacles
 
netz
hawk
 
nevel
harp (pl. nevalim)
 
nevi
(alt. navi) prophet
 
Nevi’im
Prophets, or the books of the Tenach known as “the Prophets”
 
neviah
prophetess
 
nevu’ah
(alt. nevuah)
prophecy (pl. nevu’ot)
 
nichbad
noble
 
nichbadim
dignitaries
 
niddah
ritually unclean woman
 
niflaot
wonders
 
niftar
deceased; dead (pl. niftarim)
 
nifteret
deceased person
 
nikar
evident
 
Nisan
the first month in the Jewish calendar, also known as Abib or Aviv, during which Pesach falls
 
nisayon
trial; temptation
 
nisayonos
tests; trials
 
nishba’im lasheker
perjurers
 
nissayon
temptation
 
nissim
miracles
 
nissuin (alt. nisuin)
in ancient times, the formal wedding ceremony
 
nistar
hidden; in secret
 
nisu’im
marriage
 
Nisuch Hamayim
the libation of water in the Sanctuary during the Feast of Tabernacles
 
nisyonos
(alt. nisyonot) temptations
 
nitzachon
victory
 
nitzrach
needy
 
niuf
adultery (pl. niufim)
 
nivcharim
chosen ones
 
nivra
anything created
 
no’efot
adulterers
 
Noahide
of or relating to the covenant made with Noah
 
noch
still
 
noiheg
habitually
 
nokhri
foreigner
 
nu
well
 
nusach
liturgical melodies at services
 

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