musar

1 of 2

noun (1)

mu·​sar
ˈmyüˌzär
plural -s
: a 12th century ballad singer of Provence

musar

2 of 2

noun (2)

mu·​sar
ˈmüˌsär
plural -s
: a 19th century Jewish religioethical movement stressing strict moral discipline and piety

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

French musard, from Old Provençal musart, muzart, literally, idler, from musar, muzar to gape, idle, loiter (from mus mouth of an animal, from Medieval Latin musus) + -art -ard

Noun (2)

New Hebrew mūsār, from Hebrew, discipline, from yōser to discipline, punish

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“Musar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musar. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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