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[pahr-uh-shah, pahr-shuh; Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shah; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuh] /ˈpɑr əˌʃɑ, ˈpɑr ʃə; Sephardic Hebrew pɑ rɑˈʃɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpɑr ʃə/
noun, plural Parashoth, Parashot
[Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shawt] /Sephardic Hebrew pɑ rɑˈʃɔt/ (Show IPA),
Parashioth, Parashiot
[Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shee-awt] /Sephardic Hebrew pɑ rɑ ʃiˈɔt/ (Show IPA).
English, Ashkenazic Hebrew, Parashahs
[pahr-uh-shahz, pahr-shuh z; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuh z] /ˈpɑr əˌʃɑz, ˈpɑr ʃəz; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpɑr ʃəz/ (Show IPA).
a portion of the Torah chanted or read each week in the synagogue on the Sabbath.
a selection from such a portion, chanted or read in the synagogue on Mondays, Thursdays, and holy days.
Origin of Parashah
From the Hebrew word pārāshāh literally, section, division Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Parashah


/ˈpærəˌʃɑː; Hebrew paraˈʃa/
noun (Judaism) (pl) -shoth (-ˌʃəʊt; Hebrew) (-ˈʃɔt)
any of the sections of the Torah read in the synagogue
any of the subsections of the weekly lessons read on Sabbaths in the synagogue
Also called (Yiddish) Parsha
Word Origin
from Hebrew, from pārāsh to divide, separate
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