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tanna

[Sephardic Hebrew tah-nah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-nah] /Sephardic Hebrew tɑˈnɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈtɑ nɑ/
noun, plural tannaim
[Sephardic Hebrew tah-nah-eem; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-nah-im] /Sephardic Hebrew tɑ nɑˈim; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tɑˈnɑ ɪm/ (Show IPA).
(often initial capital letter) Judaism.
1.
one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in Palestine during the 1st and 2nd centuries a.d., whose teachings are found chiefly in the Mishnah.
Compare amora, sabora.
Origin of tanna
From the Hebrew word tannā teacher
Related forms
tannaitic
[tah-nuh-it-ik] /ˌtɑ nəˈɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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