noun pil·pul \ˈpilˌpül\

Definition of pilpul



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

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Origin and Etymology of pilpul

Aramaic & Hebrew pilpūl, from pilpēl to search, argue

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to criticize severely

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