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 (gə-mär′ə, -môr′ə)
The second part of the Talmud, consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishnah.

[Aramaic gəmārā, completion, from gəmar, to complete; see gmr in Semitic roots.]

Ge·ma′ric adj.
Ge·ma′rist n.


(ɡɛˈmɔrə; Hebrew ɡɛmaˈra)
(Judaism) Judaism the main body of the Talmud, consisting of a record of ancient rabbinical debates about the interpretation of the Mishna and constituting the primary source of Jewish religious law. See also Talmud
[C17: from Aramaic gemārā completion, from gemār to complete]
Geˈmaric adj
Geˈmarist n


(gəˈmɔr ə, -ˈmɑr ɑ, -mɑˈrɑ)

1. the section of the Talmud consisting essentially of commentary on the Mishnah.
2. the Talmud.
[1610–20; < Aram gĕmārā literally, a finishing, completion]
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Noun1.Gemara - the second part of the Talmud consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishna
Talmud - the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism
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2) The Mishnah and the exposition in the Gemara that follows then proceed to enumerate the most egregious sinners who forfeit their salvation in the next world: "Three kings and four laypersons forfeit their salvation in the age to come.
One must add that Simms occasionally stumbles with his own transliterations from Hebrew, such as when he spells kohen as kohan, medabber as m dabar, gemara as gamorah, and mashal as mashol.