midrash


mid·rash

noun \ˈmi-ˌdräsh\
plural mid·rash·im \mi-ˈdrä-shəm\

Definition of MIDRASH

1
:  a haggadic or halachic exposition of the underlying significance of a Bible text
2
:  a collection of midrashim
3
capitalized :  the midrashic literature written during the first Christian millennium
mid·rash·ic \mi-ˈdrä-shik\ adjective often capitalized

Origin of MIDRASH

Hebrew midhrāsh exposition, explanation
First Known Use: 1613

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