Gemarist


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Ge·ma·ra

 (gə-mär′ə, -môr′ə)
n.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Gemarist

a student of or expert on the Gemara, or second book of the Talmud. — Gemaric, adj.
See also: Judaism
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.