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Gemara

[ guh-mahr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew guh-mah-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew guh-maw-ruh ]
/ gəˈmɑr ə; Sephardic Hebrew gə mɑˈrɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew gəˈmɔ rə /
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noun
the section of the Talmud consisting essentially of commentary on the Mishnah.
the Talmud.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Gemara

Ge·ma·ric, adjectiveGe·ma·rist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Gemara

Gemara
/ (ɡɛˈmɔrə, Hebrew ɡɛmaˈra) /

noun
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 lawSee also Talmud

Derived forms of Gemara

Gemaric, adjectiveGemarist, noun

Word Origin for Gemara

C17: from Aramaic gemārā completion, from gemār to complete
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