sabora

[ suh-bawr-uh, -bohr-uh ]
/ səˈbɔr ə, -ˈboʊr ə /

noun, plural sa·bo·ra·im [sah-baw-rah-im, -boh-] /ˌsɑ bɔˈrɑ ɪm, -boʊ-/. (often initial capital letter) Judaism.

one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in the rabbinical academies of Babylonia during the 6th century a.d., whose editing of the work of the Babylonian amoraim constituted the final stage in the preparation of the Babylonian Gemara.

Nearby words

  1. sable,
  2. sable antelope,
  3. sable island pony,
  4. sable, cape,
  5. sablefish,
  6. saboraim,
  7. sabot,
  8. sabotage,
  9. saboteur,
  10. sabra

Compare amora, tanna.

Origin of sabora

< Aramaic sābhōrā scholar, thinker, derivative of səbhār to think

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