Talmudist

noun

Tal·​mud·​ist ˈtäl-ˌmu̇-dist How to pronounce Talmudist (audio)
ˈtal-,
-mə- How to pronounce Talmudist (audio)
: a specialist in Talmudic studies

Examples of Talmudist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best episodes dare him to inhabit the two at once, heretic and Talmudist. Wesley Morris Ron Butler Emma Kehlbeck Ted Blaisdell, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 On the deepest level, Schulman felt himself to be defiled and ridiculed by his participation in the whole process, the butt of a joke perpetrated by the too-clever Talmudists seeking to one-up each other with preposterous possibilities, having their fun at Schulman’s expense. Tova Reich, Harper's Magazine, 11 Dec. 2023 His humor is both hilarious and dark, issuing from an evolved persona that had elements of the street-savvy hipster, academic and Talmudist. Phillip Lopate, WSJ, 11 Dec. 2020 These two secular Talmudists are hunched over the page, sharing a pencil and arguing about matters of punctuation, syntax, rhythm, and clarity. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 14 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1569, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Talmudist was in 1569

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“Talmudist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Talmudist. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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