noun, plural Mish·na·yoth, Mish·na·yot, Mish·na·yos /English, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌmɪʃnəˈyoʊs; Sephardic Hebrew miʃnɑˈyɔt/ [English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh-yohs; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah-yawt] Show IPA . English, Mish·nahs. Judaism.
the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d. 200 by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
an article or section of this collection.
Origin: Related forms
1600–10; < Medieval Hebrew mishnāh literally, teaching by oral repetition
Mish·na·ic /mɪʃˈneɪɪk/ [mish-ney-ik] Show IPA , Mish·nic, Mish·ni·cal, adjective