Mishna

/ (ˈmɪʃnə, Hebrew miʃˈna) /

noun plural Mishnayoth (mɪʃˈnɑːjəʊt, Hebrew miʃnaˈjɔt)

Judaism a compilation of precepts passed down as an oral tradition and collected by Judah ha-Nasi in the late second century ad. It forms the earlier part of the TalmudSee also Gemara

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Derived forms of Mishna

Mishnaic (mɪʃˈneɪɪk), Mishnic or Mishnical, adjective

Word Origin for Mishna

C17: from Hebrew: instruction by repetition, from shānāh to repeat
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