tanna

[Sephardic Hebrew tah-nah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-nah]
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.
  1. 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.
Compare amora, sabora.

Origin of tanna

From the Hebrew word tannā teacher
Related formstan·na·i·tic [tah-nuh-it-ik] /ˌtɑ nəˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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