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[tahr-goo m; Sephardic Hebrew tahr-goom; Ashkenazic Hebrew tahr-goo m] /ˈtɑr gʊm; Sephardic Hebrew tɑrˈgum; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈtɑr gʊm/
noun, plural Targums Hebrew, Targumim
[Sephardic Hebrew tahr-goo-meem; Ashkenazic Hebrew tahr-goo-mim] /Sephardic Hebrew tɑr guˈmim; Ashkenazic Hebrew tɑrˈgu mɪm/ (Show IPA)
a translation or paraphrase in Aramaic of a book or division of the Old Testament.
Origin of Targum
< Aramaic targūm literally, paraphrase, interpretation
Related forms
Targumic, adjective
Targumist, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tar-gum


/ˈtɑːɡəm; Hebrew tarˈɡum/
an Aramaic translation, usually in the form of an expanded paraphrase, of various books or sections of the Old Testament
Derived Forms
Targumic (tɑːˈɡuːmɪk), Targumical, adjective
Targumist, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Aramaic: interpretation
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