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Definition of GEMARA
: a commentary on the Mishnah forming the second part of the Talmud
Origin of GEMARA
Aramaic gĕmārā completion
First Known Use: 1613
Commentary on the collection of Jewish law known as the Mishna. Written by Jewish scholars in Palestine and Babylonia c. AD 200–500, it is printed around the relevant passage of the Mishna. See alsoTalmud.
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