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amora

[uh-mawr-uh, uh-mohr-uh] /əˈmɔr ə, əˈmoʊr ə/
noun, plural amoraim
[ah-maw-rah-im, ah-moh-] /ˌɑ mɔˈrɑ ɪm, ˌɑ moʊ-/ (Show IPA).
(often initial capital letter) Judaism.
1.
one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in the rabbinical academies of Palestine and Babylonia from the 3rd to the 6th centuries a.d., whose commentaries on and interpretations of the Mishnah comprise the Palestinian and Babylonian Gemaras.
Compare sabora, tanna.
Origin of amora
< Hebrew āmōrā' interpreter
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