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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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Word Origin and History for mishnaic
Mishnaic
1718, "of or belonging to the Mishnah," the collection of oral law which forms the basis of the Talmud, from Heb., lit. "repetition, instruction," from shanah "to repeat," in post-Biblical Heb. "to teach or learn (oral tradition)."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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