[ pahr-uh-shah, pahr-shuh; Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shah; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuh ]
/ ˈpɑr əˌʃɑ, ˈpɑr ʃə; Sephardic Hebrew pɑ rɑˈʃɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpɑr ʃə /
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noun, plural Pa·ra·shoth, Pa·ra·shot [Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shawt], /Sephardic Hebrew pɑ rɑˈʃɔt/, Pa·ra·shi·oth, Pa·ra·shi·ot [Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shee-awt], /Sephardic Hebrew pɑ rɑ ʃiˈɔt/, English, Ashkenazic Hebrew Par·a·shahs [pahr-uh-shahz, pahr-shuhz; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuhz]. /ˈpɑr əˌʃɑz, ˈpɑr ʃəz; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpɑr ʃəz/. Judaism.
a portion of the Torah chanted or read each week in the synagogue on the Sabbath.
a selection from such a portion, chanted or read in the synagogue on Mondays, Thursdays, and holy days.
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Origin of Parashah
From the Hebrew word pārāshāh literally, section, division
Words nearby Parashah
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British Dictionary definitions for Parashah
/ (ˈpærəˌʃɑː, Hebrew paraˈʃa) /
noun plural -shoth (-ˌʃəʊt, Hebrew -ˈʃɔt) Judaism
any of the sections of the Torah read in the synagogue
any of the subsections of the weekly lessons read on Sabbaths in the synagogue
Also called (Yiddish): Parsha
Word Origin for Parashah
from Hebrew, from pārāsh to divide, separate
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