Meaning of zemirah in English:


Pronunciation /zəˈmɪərə/


(also zemira)
  • Usually in plural (in form zemirot). A religious song or hymn typically in Hebrew or Aramaic; specifically (a) (in the Ashkenazi tradition) a song of praise or celebration sung during or after the Sabbath meal; (b) (in the Sephardi tradition) any of various psalms recited daily at the beginning of the morning service.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Annual Register. From post-biblical Hebrew zĕmirāh (originally and chiefly in plural zĕmirō̄ṯ 200 a.d.; 600 in the singular) from biblical Hebrew zimmer to make music in praise of God.