terefah

1 of 2

noun

te·​re·​fah
variants or terefa or trefah or trefa
təˈrāfə,
ˈtrā-,
-(ˌ)fä
plural terefoth or terefot or trefoth or trefot
-(ˌ)fōt(h),
-fəs
1
: the meat of animals killed accidentally or by beasts of prey and forbidden to the Israelites as food
2
: a food, food product, or utensil that is not ritually clean or prepared according to Jewish law and is thus prohibited as unfit for Jewish use

terefah

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variants or terefa

variant of tref:2

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Hebrew ṭĕrēphāh, from ṭāraph to tear, rend

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“Terefah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terefah. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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