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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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  • He was said to live somewhere between amora and Sharon, perhaps here I could learn the precise location of his abiding place.

    Out of a Labyrinth Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Arch Brookhouse and his brother, Louis, had both been students at amora.

    Out of a Labyrinth Lawrence L. Lynch
  • From this aspect of their labors they received the name of amoraim (amora, Expounder).

  • Mr. Larkins manifested a desire to know the name of my amora acquaintance, and was promptly enlightened.

    Out of a Labyrinth Lawrence L. Lynch
  • If Mr. Dwight lived at amora, then Mrs. Ballou had misunderstood or been misinformed.

    Out of a Labyrinth Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Very little could be learned concerning Amy Holmes, previous to her coming to amora.

    Out of a Labyrinth Lawrence L. Lynch
  • It would not be a long drive from amora to these corners, and Larkins is only two miles off from them.

    Out of a Labyrinth Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Then, with a condescending smile as he drew on his right glove, "Know anybody at amora?"

    Out of a Labyrinth Lawrence L. Lynch
  • The tribe of Raptores (amora) is uncommonly numerous, and on the whole very useful in Abyssinia.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
  • On Monday morning, as before, they returned to amora, and since then had not reappeared in Groveland.

    Out of a Labyrinth Lawrence L. Lynch

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