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Masorete

[mas-uh-reet] /ˈmæs əˌrit/
noun
1.
one of the writers or compilers of the Masorah.
2.
a person who is versed in the Masorah.
Also, Massorete, Masorite
[mas-uh-rahyt] /ˈmæs əˌraɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; earlier mas(s)oreth < Hebrew māsōreth, with ending conformed to -ete (< Greek -ētēs; see exegete) or -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for masorite

Masorete

/ˈmæsəˌriːt/
noun
1.
a member of the school of rabbis that produced the Masora
2.
a Hebrew scholar who is expert in the Masora
Word Origin
C16: from Hebrew māsōrethMasora
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