Meaning of yad*

yad

Pronunciation: (Seph.yäd Ashk. yôd), [key]
— pl. ya•dim
  1. 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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