Definition of Mishnah in English:

Mishnah

Syllabification: Mish·nah
Pronunciation: /ˈmiSHnə
 
/

noun

(the Mishnah)
  • An authoritative collection of exegetical material embodying the oral tradition of Jewish law and forming the first part of the Talmud.

Derivatives

Mishnaic

Pronunciation: /miSHˈnāik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • This is the Mishnaic and Talmudic principle forbidding women to learn Torah.
  • This was probably the result of an incremental process over the course of the third and fourth centuries in which ‘ever-multiplying calendrical rules… may have simply overrun the old Mishnaic system’.
  • A traditional Jew studying Jesus' style in delivering the Sermon on the Mount is instantly reminded of the Mishnaic tractate Ethics of the Fathers, a collection of rabbinical sayings that Jesus' words appear to echo.

Origin

from Hebrew mišnāh '(teaching by) repetition'.

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