Masorete

noun
Mas·​o·​rete | \ ˈma-sə-ˌrēt How to pronounce Masorete (audio) \
variants: or Massorete

Definition of Masorete

: one of the scribes who compiled the Masora

Other Words from Masorete

Masoretic \ ˌma-​sə-​ˈre-​tik How to pronounce Masorete (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Masorete

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Masorete

French massoreth, from Late Hebrew māsōreth

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

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