or Pir·ke A·vot, Pir·ke A·both, Pir·ke A·bot
[ Sephardic Hebrew peer-ke ah-vawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew pir-key-aw-vohs ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew pirˈkɛ ɑˈvɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpɪr keɪˈɔ voʊs /
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a treatise of the Mishnah that comprises six chapters and consists chiefly of proverbs, aphorisms, and principles of ethics, law, and religion.
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Also called Ethics of the Fathers.
Origin of Pirke Avoth
Hebrew pirqē ābhōth chapters of the fathers
Words nearby Pirke Avoth
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Example sentences from the Web for Pirke Avoth
The basis of this peculiar Hebrew notion is a single sentence from the Pirke Aboth, iv.
"Be not a sole judge, for there is no sole judge but One," is one of the most famous aphorisms 242of the Pirke Aboth.