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Topic: JUDAISM

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: synagoge, from Late Latin, from Greek 'gathering of people, synagogue', from synagein 'to bring together', from syn- ( SYN-) + agein 'to lead'

synagogue

noun
     
syn‧a‧gogue [countable]
RRJ a building where Jewish people meet for religious worship
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places where people worship God: church (Christians)
temple
(Buddhists and Hindus)
mosque
(Muslims)
synagogue
(Jews)

treated with great respect because of being connected with God: holy, sacred

having strong beliefs in God: devout, pious

someone who does not believe in God : atheist

someone who is not sure if God exists: agnostic
god

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