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]
- a treatise of the Mishnah that comprises six chapters and consists chiefly of proverbs, aphorisms, and principles of ethics, law, and religion.
Origin of Pirke Avoth
Hebrew pirqē ābhōth chapters of the fathers
Also called Ethics of the Fathers.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018