tannaitic

tanna

[Sephardic Hebrew tah-nah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-nah]
noun, plural tannaim [Sephardic Hebrew tah-nah-eem; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-nah-im] . (often initial capital letter) Judaism.
one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in Palestine during the 1st and 2nd centuries a.d., whose teachings are found chiefly in the Mishnah.
Compare amora, sabora.


Origin:
< Hebrew tannā teacher

tannaitic [tah-nuh-it-ik] , adjective
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