Word of the Day Sisma סִיסְמָה

This versatile word can refer to either your Internet password or a political slogan.

A sisma is what you type in when you check your email or your online bank statement. In this context, the meaning is “password,” said to derive from the Greek “syssemon,” meaning “signal,” and to be related (through the Greek) to the Hebrew word “siman,” meaning “sign.”