Mish·​nah ˈmish-nə How to pronounce Mishnah (audio)
variants or Mishna
: the collection of mostly halachic Jewish traditions compiled about a.d. 200 and made the basic part of the Talmud
Mishnaic adjective

Examples of Mishnah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shavuot became a time to celebrate the study of the Torah and its many rabbinic commentaries, including the Mishnah and the Talmud. Laura Yares, The Conversation, 22 May 2023

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Word History


Hebrew mishnāh instruction, oral law

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mishnah was in 1610

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“Mishnah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mishnah. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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