parashah

noun
pa·​ra·​shah | \ ˈpär-ə-ˌshä How to pronounce parashah (audio) \

Definition of parashah

: a passage in Jewish Scripture dealing with a single topic specifically : a section of the Torah assigned for weekly reading in synagogue worship

First Known Use of parashah

circa 1624, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parashah

Hebrew pārāshāh, literally, explanation

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The first known use of parashah was circa 1624

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“Parashah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parashah. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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