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or Masora, Massorah, Massora

[muh-sawr-uh, -sohr-uh] /məˈsɔr ə, -ˈsoʊr ə/
a collection of critical and explanatory notes on the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, compiled from the 7th? to 10th centuries a.d. and traditionally accepted as an authoritative exegetic guide, chiefly in matters of pronunciation and grammar.
Origin of Masorah
< Hebrew māsōrāh Unabridged
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  • It is supposed that another work, called "The masora," was also written at this time.

    "Granny's Chapters" Lady Mary Ross
  • masora is the technical term for the notes on the traditional Scripture text by the Fathers of the Synagogue.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
British Dictionary definitions for masora


the text of the Hebrew Bible as officially revised by the Masoretes from the 6th to the 10th centuries ad, with critical notes and commentary
the collection of these notes, commentaries, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Hebrew: tradition
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