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syn·a·gogue also syn·a·gog  audio  (sn-gg, -gôg) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A building or place of meeting for worship and religious instruction in the Jewish faith.
  2. A congregation of Jews for the purpose of worship or religious study.
  3. The Jewish religion as organized or typified in local congregations.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French sinagoge, from Late Latin synagga, from Greek sunagg, assembly, synagogue, from sunagein, to bring together : sun-, syn- + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
syna·gogi·cal  (-gj-kl) KEY  or syna·gogal  (-ggl, -gôg-) KEY (Adjective)


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