the section of the Talmud consisting essentially of commentary on the Mishnah.
- Ge·ma·ric, adjective
- Ge·ma·rist, noun
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How to use Gemara in a sentence
In course of time these comments and lectures were collected together into one work under the title of Gemara, completion.The Religious Life of London | J. Ewing Ritchie
It contains the complete civil and canonical law of the Jews, embracing the Mishna and Gemara.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, February 1883 | The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
This vast after-growth or commentary was called Gemara, which means completion.
These same two classes of material, the legal and the narrative, characterize the Gemara.
The Mishna is written in Hebrew, and so too are some of the older quotations in the Gemara.
British Dictionary definitions for Gemara
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 law: See also Talmud
- Gemaric, adjective
- Gemarist, noun
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