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Parashah

[pahr-uh-shah, pahr-shuh; Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shah; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuh]
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noun, plural Pa·ra·shoth, Pa·ra·shot [Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shawt] /Sephardic Hebrew pɑ rɑˈʃɔt/, Pa·ra·shi·oth, Pa·ra·shi·ot [Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shee-awt] /Sephardic Hebrew pɑ rɑ ʃiˈɔt/, English, Ashkenazic Hebrew Par·a·shahs [pahr-uh-shahz, pahr-shuh z; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuh z] /ˈpɑr əˌʃɑz, ˈpɑr ʃəz; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpɑr ʃəz/. Judaism.
  1. a portion of the Torah chanted or read each week in the synagogue on the Sabbath.
  2. a selection from such a portion, chanted or read in the synagogue on Mondays, Thursdays, and holy days.
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Origin of Parashah

From the Hebrew word pārāshāh literally, section, division
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British Dictionary definitions for parashah

Parashah

noun plural -shoth (-ˌʃəʊt, Hebrew -ˈʃɔt) Judaism
  1. any of the sections of the Torah read in the synagogue
  2. any of the subsections of the weekly lessons read on Sabbaths in the synagogue
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Also called (Yiddish): Parsha

Word Origin

from Hebrew, from pārāsh to divide, separate
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