pilpul

noun
pil·​pul | \ ˈpilˌpül \
plural -s

Definition of pilpul

: critical analysis and hairsplitting : casuistic argumentation especially among Jewish scholars on talmudic subjects : rabbinical dialectic

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History and Etymology for pilpul

Aramaic & Hebrew pilpūl, from pilpēl to search, argue

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“Pilpul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilpul. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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