[guh-mahr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew guh-mah-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew guh-maw-ruh]
- the section of the Talmud consisting essentially of commentary on the Mishnah.
- the Talmud.
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It comprises the Mishna, which is the text; and the Gemara, its commentary.
The Mishna forms the text, and the Gemara is annexed as the comment or glossary.Synopsis of Jewish History
Henry A. Henry
This development of the Mishnah is in each case called Gemara.Pharisaism, Its Aim And Its Method
R. Travers Herford
The difference between the two is exclusively in the Gemara.The Religious Life of London
J. Ewing Ritchie
The Gemara or Commentary is often overloaded with ineptitudes and ridiculous subtilties.
- Judaism the main body of the Talmud, consisting of a record of ancient rabbinical debates about the interpretation of the Mishna and constituting the primary source of Jewish religious lawSee also Talmud
C17: from Aramaic gemārā completion, from gemār to complete
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