She*ki"nah (?), n. [Heb Talmud shekinah, fr. shakan to inhabit.]
The visible majesty of the Divine Presence, especially when resting or dwelling between the cherubim on the mercy seat, in the Tabernacle, or in the Temple of Solomon; -- a term used in the Targums and by the later Jews, and adopted by Christians.
[Written also Shechinah
Dr. W. Smith (Bib. Dict.)
© Webster 1913.