Pronunciation: ( Seph.yäd; Ashk. yôd), [key]
—pl. ya•dimPronunciation: ( Seph.yä-dēm'; Ashk. yô'dim). [key] Hebrew.
a tapered, usually ornamented rod, usually of silver, with the tip of the tapered part forming a fist with the index finger extended, used by the reader of a scroll of the Torah as a place marker.
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