[ tahr-goom; Sephardic Hebrew tahr-goom; Ashkenazic Hebrew tahr-goom ]
/ ˈtɑr gʊm; Sephardic Hebrew tɑrˈgum; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈtɑr gʊm /
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/.
a translation or paraphrase in Aramaic of a book or division of the Old Testament.
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Origin of Targum
From the Aramaic word targūm literally, paraphrase, interpretation
OTHER WORDS FROM TargumTar·gum·ic, adjectiveTar·gum·ist, noun
Words nearby Targum
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British Dictionary definitions for Targum
/ (ˈtɑːɡəm, Hebrew tarˈɡum) /
an Aramaic translation, usually in the form of an expanded paraphrase, of various books or sections of the Old Testament
Derived forms of TargumTargumic (tɑːˈɡuːmɪk) or Targumical, adjectiveTargumist, noun
Word Origin for Targum
C16: from Aramaic: interpretation
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