Masora

noun
Ma·​so·​ra | \ mə-ˈsȯr-ə How to pronounce Masora (audio) \
variants: or Masorah

Definition of Masora

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

First Known Use of Masora

1659, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Masora

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

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

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