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Haftorah

Definition:

a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Type of:

excerption » passage » section » music

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Hebrew hap̱ṭārāh "dismissal"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Haftarah | haftoroh | haphtara

a series of selections from the books of Nevi'im of the Hebrew Bible that is publicly read in synagogue as part of Jewish religious practice. The Haftarah reading follows the Torah reading on each Sabbath and on Jewish festivals and fast days... (42 of 5080 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Haftarah

Oxford Dictionary:

Haftorah | Haftoroth [plural] | Haphtarah | Haphtorah

Syllabification: (Haf·to·rah) | [Judaism] | a short reading from the Prophets that follows the reading from the Law in a synagogue. (19 of 50 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Haftorah

Haftorah [Judaism] | Haftoroth [plural] | Haphtarah | Haphtorah

a short reading from the Prophets which follows the reading from the Law in a Jewish synagogue (17 of 46 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Haftorah

Collins Dictionary:

Haftarah [Judaism] | Haftaroth [plural] | Haphtarah [Hebrew]

a short reading from the Prophets which follows the reading from the Torah on Sabbaths and festivals, and relates either to the theme of the Torah ... (26 of 272 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/haftarah

Random House Dictionary:

Haftarah [Judaism] | Seph. Heb. -taroth [plural] | Haftarot [plural] | Ashk. Heb. -taros [plural] | Eng. -tarahs [plural] | Haphtarah | Haphtaroth [Judaism, plural] | Haphtaros [Judaism, plural] | Haphtarahs [Judaism, plural]

a portion of the Prophets that is chanted or read in the synagogue on the Sabbath and holy days immediately after the Parashah. (23 of 50 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/haftarah

Britannica Encyclopedia:

selection [biology]

in biology, the preferential survival and reproduction or preferential elimination of individuals with certain genotypes, by means of natural or ... (20 of 371 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/533148​/selection

Merriam-Webster:

excerpt [entry 1, verb] | extract [synonym, sense-specific] | excerptor [noun, related] | excerpter [noun, related] | excerption [noun, related]

to select (a passage) for quoting; "extract" | to take or publish extracts from (as a book) (16 of 169 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/excerpt

American Heritage Dictionary:

excerpt | excerpted [past tense] | excerpting [present participle] | excerpts [3rd-person singular present]

A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film. | To select or use (a passage or ... (28 of 77 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/excerpt

New World Dictionary:

excerpt | excerption [noun, related]

to select, take out, or quote (passages from a book, sequences from a film, etc.); extract | a passage or sequence selected or quoted from a book, ... (26 of 72 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/excerpt

Cambridge Dictionary:

excerpt [United States]

a short part taken from a speech, book, film, etc (10 of 48 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/excerpt

Macmillan British Dictionary:

excerpt [countable] | excerpts [plural]

a short piece of writing or music that is taken from a longer piece (14 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/excerpt

Wiktionary:

excerption | excerptions [plural]

The act of excerpting or selecting. | That which is selected or gleaned; an extract. (14 of 15 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/excerption

Encarta Dictionary:

excerpt | excerpts [plural] | excerpted [past tense] | excerpting [present participle]

a section or passage taken from a longer work such as a book, movie, musical composition, or document | to select a section or passage from a longer ... (27 of 98 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609616​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Oxford Dictionary:

Haftorah | Haftoroth [plural] | Haphtarah | Haphtorah

Origin: Hebrew hap̱ṭārāh "dismissal"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Haftorah

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Haftorah

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Haftorah"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Haftorah

Haphtorah

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Haphtorah"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Haphtorah

Collins Dictionary:

Haphtarah [Hebrew] | Haphtaroth [plural] | Haphtarahs [plural] | Haftarah

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Haphtarah"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/haphtarah

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