Ma·​so·​ra mə-ˈsȯr-ə How to pronounce Masora (audio)
variants or Masorah
: a body of notes on the textual traditions of the Hebrew Scripture compiled by scribes during the first millennium of the Christian era

Word History


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

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Masora was in 1659

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Cite this Entry

“Masora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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