noun \gə-ˈmär-ə, -ˈmr-\

Definition of GEMARA

:  a commentary on the Mishnah forming the second part of the Talmud
Ge·ma·ric \-ik\ adjective
Ge·ma·rist \-ist\ noun

Origin of GEMARA

Aramaic gĕmārā completion
First Known Use: 1613


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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 also Talmud.


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