[English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah]
- 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 of Mishnah
First recorded in 1600–10, Mishnah is from the Medieval Hebrew word mishnāh literally, teaching by oral repetition
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Examples from the Web for mishna
Yet Gorenberg neglects to mention that the Mishna in Avot actually explicitly prefers a different interpretation.Republicans Are Not Sodomites
July 26, 2012
It comprises the Mishna, which is the text; and the Gemara, its commentary.
There is an express case to this purpose in the Mishna, in the title of Vows.
The Mishna forms the text, and the Gemara is annexed as the comment or glossary.
This is the same Mishna now in existence among the Jews at this day.
Though do not forget that its Mishna text was written in Palestine.A Thousand Years of Jewish History
Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
- Judaism a compilation of precepts passed down as an oral tradition and collected by Judah ha-Nasi in the late second century ad. It forms the earlier part of the TalmudSee also Gemara
C17: from Hebrew: instruction by repetition, from shānāh to repeat
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