parashot

Parashah

[pahr-uh-shah, pahr-shuh; Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shah; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuh]
noun, plural Parashoth, Parashot [Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shawt] , Parashioth, Parashiot [Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shee-awt] . English, Ashkenazic Hebrew, Parashahs [pahr-uh-shahz, pahr-shuhz; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuhz] . Judaism.
1.
a portion of the Torah chanted or read each week in the synagogue on the sabbath.
2.
a selection from such a portion, chanted or read in the synagogue on Mondays, Thursdays, and holy days.

Origin:
< Hebrew pārāshāh literally, section, division

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Parashah (ˈpærəˌʃɑː, Hebrew paraˈʃa)
 
n , pl -shoth
1.  any of the sections of the Torah read in the synagogue
2.  any of the subsections of the weekly lessons read on Sabbaths in the synagogue
 
[from Hebrew, from pārāsh to divide, separate]

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