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midrash

[ Sephardic Hebrew mee-drahsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-drahsh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew mi藞dr蓱蕛; Ashkenazic Hebrew 藞m瑟 dr蓱蕛 /
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noun, plural mid路ra路shim [Sephardic Hebrew mee-drah-sheem; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-draw-shim], /Sephardic Hebrew mi dr蓱藞蕛im; Ashkenazic Hebrew m瑟藞dr蓴 蕛瑟m/, mid路ra路shoth, mid路ra路shot, mid路ra路shos [Sephardic Hebrew mee-drah-shawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-draw-shohs]. /Sephardic Hebrew mi dr蓱藞蕛蓴t; Ashkenazic Hebrew m瑟藞dr蓴 蕛o蕣s/.
an early Jewish interpretation of or commentary on a Biblical text, clarifying or expounding a point of law or developing or illustrating a moral principle.
(initial capital letter) a collection of such interpretations or commentaries, especially those written in the first ten centuries a.d.
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Origin of midrash

First recorded in 1605鈥15, midrash is from the Hebrew word midr膩sh literally, exposition

OTHER WORDS FROM midrash

mid路rash路ic [mid-rash-ik], /m瑟d藞r忙蕛 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for midrash

midrash
/ (藞m瑟dr忙蕛, Hebrew mi藞dra蕛) /

noun plural midrashim (m瑟藞dr蓴蕛瑟m, Hebrew midra藞蕛im) Judaism
a homily on a scriptural passage derived by traditional Jewish exegetical methods and consisting usually of embellishment of the scriptural narrative
one of a number of collections of such homilies composed between 400 and 1200 ad

Derived forms of midrash

midrashic (m瑟d藞r忙蕛瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for midrash

C17: from Hebrew: commentary, from darash to search
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