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

Other words from Mishnah

  • Mish·na·ic [mish-ney-ik], /mɪʃˈneɪ ɪk/, Mishnic, Mish·ni·cal, adjective
  • post-Mish·na·ic, adjective
  • post-Mishnic, adjective
  • post-Mish·ni·cal, adjective

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