Masorete

noun

Mas·​o·​rete ˈma-sə-ˌrēt How to pronounce Masorete (audio)
variants or Massorete
: one of the scribes who compiled the Masora
Masoretic adjective

Word History

Etymology

French massoreth, from Late Hebrew māsōreth

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Masorete was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Masorete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Masorete. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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