noun, often capitalized amo·ra \əˈmōrə\

Definition of amora



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of amora

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

First Known Use: 1856

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