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n.1.Same as Masora.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The later chapters cover late antique Christian sermons, Gnostic and Manichaean texts, the Quran, the Syriac massora, and Maronite biblical lectionaries.
(9) In her chapter on the Syriac massora, or system of accents, Ulrike-Rebekka Nieten posits that diacritical marks, likely written in texts for musical intonations for Syriac Psalmody or to guide readers in a particular melody, preserved the orality and poetic nature of Syriac biblical texts, making them essential in the study of Syriac biblical interpretation.