amora

noun, often capitalized
amo·ra | \ əˈmōrə \
plural amoraim\ˌämōˈräˌim \

Definition of amora 

: one of a group of rabbis (a.d. 250–500) who discussed the Mishnaic law in the law schools of Palestine and Mesopotamia and whose discussions are recorded in the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds — compare sabora, tanna

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First Known Use of amora

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amora

Hebrew ămōrā' (plural ămōrā'īm) speaker, interpreter, from Aramaic āmōrā

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