Aggadah

noun
Ag·​ga·​dah | \ ə-ˈgä-də How to pronounce Aggadah (audio) , -ˈgȯ-; ˌä-gä-ˈdä \
plural Aggadot\ ə-​ˈgä-​ˌdōt How to pronounce Aggadah (audio) , -​ˌdōth , -​ˌdōs \

Definition of Aggadah

: ancient Jewish lore forming especially the nonlegal part of the Talmud

First Known Use of Aggadah

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aggadah

borrowed from Jewish Babylonian Aramaic aggādhāh & Mishnaic Hebrew haggādhāh, literally, "telling, tale, lesson"

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“Aggadah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aggadah. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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