ag·​ga·​dist | \ ə-ˈgä-dist How to pronounce aggadist (audio) , ä-, -ˈgȯ- \
variants: or less commonly haggadist \ hə-​ˈgä-​dist How to pronounce aggadist (audio) , hä-​ , -​ˈgȯ-​ \
plural aggadists also haggadists

Definition of aggadist

: 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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First Known Use of aggadist

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aggadist

aggadah + -ist entry 1

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“Aggadist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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