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Ag·ga·dah

 (ä′gä-dä′, ə-gä′də, -gô′də)
n.

[Aramaic 'aggādā, formed on the model of Hebrew haggādâ, Haggadah; see ngd in Semitic roots.]

Aggadah

(əɡəˈda)
n, pl Aggadoth (-ˈdɔːt; -ˈdəʊt)
1. (Judaism)
a. a homiletic passage of the Talmud
b. collectively, the homiletic part of traditional Jewish literature, as contrasted with Halacha, consisting of elaborations on the biblical narratives or tales from the lives of the ancient Rabbis
2. (Judaism) any traditional homiletic interpretation of scripture
Also called: Aggada, Aggadatah or Haggadah
[from Hebrew]

Ag•ga•dah

(əˈgɑ də)

also Haggadah



n.
(often l.c.) the nonlegal or narrative material, as parables, maxims, or anecdotes, in the Talmud and other rabbinical literature.
[1880–85; < Hebrew haggādhāh, derivative of higgīdh to narrate]
Ag•gad•ic, ag•gad•ic (əˈgæd ɪk, əˈgɑ dɪk) adj.

Haggada, Haggadah, Aggada, Aggadah

1. the explanatory matter in rabbinic and Talmudic literature, interpreting or illustrating the Scriptures.
2. a book in which is printed the liturgy for the Seder service. — haggadic, haggadical, adj.
See also: Judaism
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