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synagogue

syn·a·gogue (syn·a·gog)

synagogue (synagog)

 
pronunciation:
sI n gag [or] sI n gawg
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place used for worship and religious instruction by a Jewish congregation.
definition 2: an assembly organized for Jewish worship; Jewish congregation.
derivation: synagogal (adj.)
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The word synagogue contains the following parts:
syn- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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The prefix "syn- " occurs in Greek loanwords and attaches to Greek roots. It has several forms, as the final "n" sound in "syn- " assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms sym-, syl-, and sys-.
synonyms:
com-
 
agogue, agog, agogy Greek root that means leader