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Masora

noun Ma·so·ra \mə-ˈsȯr-ə\

Definition of Masora

  1. :  a body of notes on the textual traditions of the Hebrew Scripture compiled by scribes during the first millennium of the Christian era



Variants of masora

or Masorah play \mə-ˈsȯr-ə\

Origin of masora

Modern Hebrew mĕsōrāh, from Late Hebrew māsōreth tradition, from Hebrew, bond


First Known Use: 1659


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