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Mishnah

[English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah] /English, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪʃ nə; Sephardic Hebrew miʃˈnɑ/
noun, plural Mishnayoth, Mishnayot, Mishnayos
[English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh-yohs; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah-yawt] /English, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌmɪʃ nəˈyoʊs; Sephardic Hebrew miʃ nɑˈyɔt/ (Show IPA).
English, Mishnahs. Judaism.
1.
the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d. 200 by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
2.
an article or section of this collection.
Also, Mishna.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Medieval Hebrew mishnāh literally, teaching by oral repetition
Related forms
Mishnaic
[mish-ney-ik] /mɪʃˈneɪ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Mishnic, Mishnical, adjective
post-Mishnaic, adjective
post-Mishnic, adjective
post-Mishnical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mishna

Mishna

/ˈmɪʃnə; Hebrew miʃˈna/
noun (pl) Mishnayoth (mɪʃˈnɑːjəʊt; Hebrew) (miʃnaˈjɔt)
1.
(Judaism) a compilation of precepts passed down as an oral tradition and collected by Judah ha-Nasi in the late second century ad. It forms the earlier part of the Talmud See also Gemara
Derived Forms
Mishnaic (mɪʃˈneɪɪk), Mishnic, Mishnical, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Hebrew: instruction by repetition, from shānāh to repeat
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