Mishnah

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Mishnah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mishnah. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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