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Talmud (ˈtælmʊd)
1.  the primary source of Jewish religious law, consisting of the Mishnah and the Gemara
2.  either of two recensions of this compilation, the Palestinian Talmud of about 375 ad, or the longer and more important Babylonian Talmud of about 500 ad
[C16: from Hebrew talmūdh, literally: instruction, from lāmadh to learn]

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