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[English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah] /English, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪʃ nə; Sephardic Hebrew miʃˈnɑ/

noun, plural Mishnayoth, Mishnayot, Mishnayos
[English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh-yohs; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah-yawt] /English, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌmɪʃ nəˈyoʊs; Sephardic Hebrew miʃ nɑˈyɔt/ (Show IPA). English, Mishnahs. Judaism.
the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d. 200 by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
an article or section of this collection.

1718, “of or belonging to the Mishnah,” the collection of oral law which forms the basis of the Talmud, from Hebrew, literally “repetition, instruction,” from shanah “to repeat,” in post-Biblical Hebrew “to teach or learn (oral tradition).”


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