Targum

[tahr-goo m; Sephardic Hebrew tahr-goom; Ashkenazic Hebrew tahr-goo m]
noun, plural Tar·gums, Hebrew Tar·gu·mim [Sephardic Hebrew tahr-goo-meem; Ashkenazic Hebrew tahr-goo-mim] /Sephardic Hebrew tɑr guˈmim; Ashkenazic Hebrew tɑrˈgu mɪm/.
  1. a translation or paraphrase in Aramaic of a book or division of the Old Testament.

Origin of Targum

From the Aramaic word targūm literally, paraphrase, interpretation
Related formsTar·gum·ic, adjectiveTar·gum·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for targum

Targum

noun
  1. an Aramaic translation, usually in the form of an expanded paraphrase, of various books or sections of the Old Testament
Derived FormsTargumic (tɑːˈɡuːmɪk) or Targumical, adjectiveTargumist, noun

Word Origin for Targum

C16: from Aramaic: interpretation
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