Tar·​gum ˈtär-ˌgu̇m How to pronounce Targum (audio)
: an Aramaic translation or paraphrase of a portion of the Old Testament

Examples of Targum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Evan Leong for The Daily Targum NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY From the journalists of the Daily Northwestern Jewish students joined together for a community gathering on April 26 as the encampment continued into its second day at Northwestern University. TIME, 9 May 2024 Mary previously worked as a copy editor, correspondent and contributing writer at Targum Publishing Company from 2013 to 2016. Mary Ellen Cagnassola, Peoplemag, 3 July 2023

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Word History


Late Hebrew targūm, from Aramaic, translation

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Targum was in 1587

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“Targum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Targum. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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