Definition of Masorah in English:

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Masorah

Pronunciation: /məˈsôrə/
(also Massorah)

noun

(the Masorah)
1The collection of information and comment on the text of the traditional Hebrew Bible by the Masoretes.
1.1The Masoretic text of the Bible.

Origin

From Hebrew māsōrāh, based on 'āsar 'to bind', later interpreted in the sense 'tradition' (as if from māsar 'hand down').

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