Tal·​mud | \ ˈtäl-ˌmu̇d How to pronounce Talmud (audio) , ˈtal-məd How to pronounce Talmud (audio) \

Definition of Talmud

: the authoritative body of Jewish tradition comprising the Mishnah and Gemara

Other Words from Talmud

Talmudic \ tal-​ˈmü-​dik How to pronounce Talmudic (audio) , -​ˈmyü-​ , -​ˈmə-​ ; täl-​ˈmu̇-​ \ adjective
talmudism \ ˈtäl-​ˌmu̇-​ˌdi-​zəm How to pronounce talmudism (audio) , ˈtal-​ , -​mə-​ \ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of Talmud

1532, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Talmud

Late Hebrew talmūdh, literally, instruction

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“Talmud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Talmud. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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Tal·​mud | \ ˈtäl-ˌmu̇d How to pronounce Talmud (audio) , ˈtal-məd \

Kids Definition of Talmud

: a collection of writings on Jewish law and custom and religious practice

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