aggadist

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noun ag·ga·dist \ə-ˈgä-dist, ä-, -ˈgȯ-\
variants: less commonly

haggadist

\hə-ˈgä-dist, hä-, -ˈgȯ-\ play

Definition of aggadist

plural

aggadists

also

haggadists

  1. :  a writer, scholar, or teacher of Aggadah As well as being a great expounder of the oral law, he was a prolific and profound aggadist. — Judith Z. Abrams, The Talmud for Beginners, Volume 2, 1993

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Origin and Etymology of aggadist

aggadah + 1-ist


First Known Use: 1852


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