pa·​ra·​shah ˈpär-ə-ˌshä How to pronounce parashah (audio)
: a passage in Jewish Scripture dealing with a single topic
specifically : a section of the Torah assigned for weekly reading in synagogue worship

Word History


Hebrew pārāshāh, literally, explanation

First Known Use

circa 1624, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parashah was circa 1624

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Cite this Entry

“Parashah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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