Mishnah definition

  • noun:
    • Judaism the initial part of the Talmud, becoming an accumulation of very early oral interpretations for the scriptures as put together about A.D. 200.
    • Judaism A paragraph using this portion of the Talmud.
    • Judaism The training of a rabbi or other noted authority on Jewish regulations.
    • In Jewish lit., an accumulation halachoth or binding precepts and legal choices deduced because of the ancient rabbis from the Pentateuch, and itself developing another or oral legislation. See halachah.
    • [lowercase; pl. mishnoth (mish′ noth).] A paragraph associated with the Mishnah.
    • the very first part of the Talmud; an accumulation of very early dental interpretations for the scriptures that has been put together about AD 200
  • proper-noun:
    • alternate spelling of Mishna.

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