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tanna

[ Sephardic Hebrew tah-nah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-nah ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew tɑˈnɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈtɑ nɑ /
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noun, plural tan·na·im [Sephardic Hebrew tah-nah-eem; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-nah-im]. /Sephardic Hebrew tɑ nɑˈim; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tɑˈnɑ ɪm/. (often initial capital letter)Judaism.
one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in Palestine during the 1st and 2nd centuries a.d., whose teachings are found chiefly in the Mishnah.
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Origin of tanna

First recorded in 1725–30; <Hebrew tannā “teacher,” from Aramaic tĕnā “to repeat, learn, teach”

OTHER WORDS FROM tanna

tan·na·i·tic [tah-nuh-it-ik], /ˌtɑ nəˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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