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The second part of the Talmud, consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishnah.
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Gemara(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]
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Ge•ma•ra(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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|Noun||1.||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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