Masorete

or Mas·so·rete, Mas·o·rite

[ mas-uh-reet ]
/ ˈmæs əˌrit /

noun

one of the writers or compilers of the Masorah.
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

Masorete

Massorete Masorite (ˈmæsəˌraɪt)

/ (ˈmæsəˌriːt) /

noun

a member of the school of rabbis that produced the Masora
a Hebrew scholar who is expert in the Masora

Word Origin for Masorete

C16: from Hebrew māsōreth Masora
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