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or Mas·so·rete, Mas·o·rite

  1. one of the writers or compilers of the Masorah.
  2. a person who is versed in the Masorah.
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Origin of Masorete

1580–90; earlier mas(s)oreth < Hebrew māsōreth, with ending conformed to -ete (< Greek -ētēs; see exegete) or -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for masorete


Massorete Masorite (ˈmæsəˌraɪt)

  1. a member of the school of rabbis that produced the Masora
  2. a Hebrew scholar who is expert in the Masora
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Word Origin

C16: from Hebrew māsōreth Masora
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