or Ma·so·ra, Mas·so·rah, Mas·so·ra
[ muh-sawr-uh, -sohr-uh ]
/ məˈsɔr ə, -ˈsoʊr ə /
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a collection of critical and explanatory notes on the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, compiled from the 7th? to 10th centuries a.d. and traditionally accepted as an authoritative exegetic guide, chiefly in matters of pronunciation and grammar.
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Origin of Masorah
From the Hebrew word māsōrāh
Words nearby Masorah
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Example sentences from the Web for Masorah
The name Masorah (Massorah) is usually derived from masar, to hand on, and explained as “tradition.”
The Masorah has not confided to thee her secrets and the Mischna has not revealed to thee her mysteries.The Queen Pedauque|Anatole France