[ guh-mahr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew guh-mah-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew guh-maw-ruh ]

  1. the section of the Talmud consisting essentially of commentary on the Mishnah.

  2. the Talmud.

Other words from Gemara

  • Ge·ma·ric, adjective
  • Ge·ma·rist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Gemara


/ (ɡɛˈmɔrə, Hebrew ɡɛmaˈra) /

  1. 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

Origin of Gemara

C17: from Aramaic gemārā completion, from gemār to complete

Derived forms of Gemara

  • Gemaric, adjective
  • Gemarist, noun

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