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Mishnah

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[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.
Origin of Mishnah
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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