Mishnah

noun
Mish·​nah | \ ˈmish-nə How to pronounce Mishnah (audio) \
variants: or Mishna

Definition of Mishnah

: the collection of mostly halachic Jewish traditions compiled about a.d. 200 and made the basic part of the Talmud

Other Words from Mishnah

Mishnaic \ mish-​ˈnā-​ik How to pronounce Mishnaic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Mishnah

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Mishnah

Hebrew mishnāh instruction, oral law

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“Mishnah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mishnah. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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