Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Midrash



[Sephardic Hebrew mee-drahsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-drahsh] /Sephardic Hebrew miˈdrɑʃ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪ drɑʃ/

noun, plural midrashim
[Sephardic Hebrew mee-drah-sheem; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-draw-shim] /Sephardic Hebrew mi drɑˈʃim; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɪˈdrɔ ʃɪm/ (Show IPA), midrashoth, midrashot, midrashos
[Sephardic Hebrew mee-drah-shawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-draw-shohs] /Sephardic Hebrew mi drɑˈʃɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɪˈdrɔ ʃoʊs/ (Show IPA)
1.
an early Jewish interpretation of or commentary on a Biblical text, clarifying or expounding a point of law or developing or illustrating a moral principle.
2.
(initial capital letter) a collection of such interpretations or commentaries, especially those written in the first ten centuries a.d.
/ˈmɪdræʃ; Hebrew miˈdraʃ/
noun (Judaism) (pl) midrashim (mɪˈdrɔʃɪm; Hebrew) (midraˈʃim)
1.
a homily on a scriptural passage derived by traditional Jewish exegetical methods and consisting usually of embellishment of the scriptural narrative
2.
one of a number of collections of such homilies composed between 400 and 1200 ad

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Midrib

    [mid-rib] /ˈmɪdˌrɪb/ noun, Botany. 1. the central or middle of a leaf. /ˈmɪdˌrɪb/ noun 1. the main vein of a leaf, running down the centre of the blade midrib (mĭd’rĭb’) The central or main vein of a leaf, as in eudicots, magnoliids, and ferns. Midribs generally protrude from the underside of leaves with pinnate venation. […]

  • Midribs

    [mid-rib] /ˈmɪdˌrɪb/ noun, Botany. 1. the central or middle of a leaf. /ˈmɪdˌrɪb/ noun 1. the main vein of a leaf, running down the centre of the blade midrib (mĭd’rĭb’) The central or main vein of a leaf, as in eudicots, magnoliids, and ferns. Midribs generally protrude from the underside of leaves with pinnate venation. […]



  • Midriff

    [mid-rif] /ˈmɪd rɪf/ noun 1. (def 1). 2. the middle part of the body, between the chest and the waist. 3. the part of a dress or bodice, usually close-fitting, that covers this part of the body. 4. a garment that exposes this part of the body. adjective 5. noting or pertaining to the middle […]

  • Mid-rise

    [mid-rahyz] /ˈmɪdˌraɪz/ adjective 1. (of a building) having a moderately large number of stories, usually five to ten, and equipped with elevators. noun 2. a mid-rise apartment or office building.



Disclaimer: Midrash definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.