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Mishnah

Definition:

the 1st part of the Talmud (or a version thereof); a collection of early oral interpretations of the scriptures that was compiled about 200 AD

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

Mishnayoth

Part of:

Talmud

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Mishna

Etymology:

Mishnaic Hebrew mišnâ, repetition, instruction, from šānâ, to repeat; see īn in...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Mishnah | Mishna

(Hebrew: משנה, "repetition", from the verb shanah שנה, or "to study and review", also "secondary" is the first major written redaction of the Jewish oral traditions called the "Oral Torah". It's also the first major work of Rabbinic Judaism. It... (40 of 7228 words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

Mishnah | Mishna [sense-specific] | Mishnaic [adjective, related]

The first section of the Talmud, being a collection of early oral interpretations of the scriptures as compiled about A.D. 200. | A paragraph from ... (24 of 66 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mishnah

Random House Dictionary:

Mishnah [Judaism] | Mishnayoth [plural] | Mishnayot [plural] | Mishnayos [plural] | Eng [plural] | Mishna [sense-specific]

the collection of oral laws compiled about 200 AD by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi and forming the basic part of the Talmud. | an article or section of this ... (27 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mishnah

Oxford Dictionary:

Mishnah | the Mishnah | Mishnaic [derived]

("the Mishnah") | an authoritative collection of exegetical material embodying the oral tradition of Jewish law and forming the first part of the ... (22 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Mishnah

New World Dictionary:

Mishna | Mishnayot [plural] | Mishnah | Mishnaic [adjective, related]

the first part of the Talmud, containing traditional oral interpretations of scriptural ordinances (halakhot), compiled by the rabbis about 200 | any ... (21 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

Mishnah | Mishna | Mishnaic [adjective, related]

the collection of mostly halachic Jewish traditions compiled about "AD" 200 and made the basic part of the Talmud (19 of 43 words, pronunciations)

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

Wiktionary:

Mishna | Mischna | Mishnah | the Oral Torah [synonym]

The oldest part of the Talmud, rabbinical writings collected by Rabbi Judah the Holy and published in 250 CE in Javneh (Jamnia, in Israel). (24 of 26 words, 1 usage example)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Mishna [Jewish laws] | Mishnah (Hebrew: "Repeated Study") | Mishnayot [plural]

the oldest authoritative postbiblical collection and codification of Jewish oral laws, systematically compiled by numerous scholars over a period of ... (20 of 476 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/385262​/Mishna

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Mishna | Pirke Avot

in Judaism, codified collection of Oral Law--legal interpretations of portions of the biblical books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy ... (21 of 263 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

Mishna [Judaism] | Mishnic [derived] | Mishnical [adjective, derived]

a compilation of precepts passed down as an oral tradition and collected by Judah ha-Nasi in the late second century ad. It forms the earlier part of ... (27 of 215 words, pronunciations)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

the Talmud | Talmud | Talmudic [adjective, derived]

the collection of ancient Jewish laws and traditions for religious and social matters (13 of 22 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-talmud

Encarta Dictionary:

Mishnah | Mishna

the primary body of Jewish civil and religious law, forming the first part of the Talmud | Jewish law from the oral tradition, as distinguished from ... (25 of 81 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630462​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

Mishnah

Origin: Mishnaic Hebrew mišnâ, repetition, instruction, from šānâ, to repeat; see īn in Semitic roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mishnah

Merriam-Webster:

Mishnah | Mishna

First use: 1610

Origin: Hebrew mishnāh instruction, oral law

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

Oxford Dictionary:

Mishnah | the Mishnah

Origin: Hebrew mišnāh "(teaching by) repetition"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Mishnah

New World Dictionary:

Mishna | Mishnayot [plural]

Origin: Hebrew mishna, literally, (oral) instruction from root šnh, to repeat, (later) learn, teach

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mishna

Wiktionary:

Mishna | Mischna | Mishnah

Origin: Hebrew משנה (Mishnah, "repetition, oral law"), from שנה (shnah, "to repeat, teach")

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Collins Dictionary:

Mishna [Judaism]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Hebrew: instruction by repetition, from shānāh to repeat

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

Encarta Dictionary:

Mishnah

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Hebrew mišnāh "repetition, teaching"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630462​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Mishnah

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the Free Dictionary:

Mishnah

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Mishnah

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Mishna

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Collins Dictionary:

Mishna [Judaism]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Mishna

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