Sofer vs Soger - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sofer and soger

is that sofer is a jewish scribe who can transcribe torah scrolls and other religious writings while soger is (dated) a poor or lazy hand on a sailing vessel.

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sofer

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A Jewish scribe who can transcribe Torah scrolls and other religious writings.
  • * {{quote-news, 1988, September 2, Florence Hamlish Levinsohn, A Special Connection With God, Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Twice in seven years it must be examined by a sofer (a religious scribe) to assure its legitimacy. }}

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    soger

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dated) A poor or lazy hand on a sailing vessel.
  • * {{quote-book, 1834, , Two Years Before the Mast
  • , passage=The captain called him a "soger ," and promised to "ride him down as he would the main tack;" and when officers are once determined to "ride a man down," it is a gone case with him.}}
  • * {{quote-book, a. 1900, chapter=Hanging Johnny, title=Windjammers: Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors, editors=Ivan Walton et al. citation
  • , passage=I'd hang a lazy soger / The same as any other.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 1902, Louis Becke, The Jalasco Brig citation
  • , passage=Come aft, you lazy soger , an' see what de captain has to say 'bout dis," cried Worcester, pushing the man, who still grasped his knife, before him
  • (chiefly, Scotland)
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