Mishnah

or Mish·na

[English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah]
noun, plural Mish·na·yoth, Mish·na·yot, Mish·na·yos [English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh-yohs; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah-yawt] /English, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌmɪʃ nəˈyoʊs; Sephardic Hebrew miʃ nɑˈyɔt/, English Mish·nahs. Judaism.
  1. the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d. 200 by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
  2. an article or section of this collection.

Origin of Mishnah

First recorded in 1600–10, Mishnah is from the Medieval Hebrew word mishnāh literally, teaching by oral repetition
Related formsMish·na·ic [mish-ney-ik] /mɪʃˈneɪ ɪk/, Mish·nic, Mish·ni·cal, adjectivepost-Mish·na·ic, adjectivepost-Mish·nic, adjectivepost-Mish·ni·cal, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of mishnah

  • Nearly 2,000 years ago, in the Mishnah, rabbis puzzled out 39 activities that constitute work and are forbidden on Shabbat.

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    I Don't Text on Shabbas

    Gershom Gorenberg

    June 17, 2013

Historical Examples of mishnah