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Mishna

/ ˈmɪʃnə; miʃˈna; mɪʃˈneɪɪk /

noun

  1. 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 Talmud See also Gemara


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Derived Forms

  • Mishnaic, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Mishna1

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

Yet Gorenberg neglects to mention that the Mishna in Avot actually explicitly prefers a different interpretation.

These were ten ancient teachers of the Mishna, who suffered violent death in the period between Vespasian and Hadrian.

Especially did he aim at establishing that the Mishna contains a sound ethical and a deep philosophical conception of God.

He further explained the nature of tradition, maintaining that not all that is contained in the Mishna is tradition.

The Mishna admitted all these hypothetical cases constructed by the schools, and perhaps added to their number.

The Mishna displays altogether a tendency to emphasize the spiritual value of religion.

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