terefah

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 \

Definition of terefah

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

variants: or terefa

Definition of terefah (Entry 2 of 2)

variant of tref:2

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History and Etymology for terefah

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 17 Oct. 2021.

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