Masorah

(redirected from Massorah)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Ma·so·ra

also Ma·so·rah  (mə-sôr′ə)
n.
1. The body of Judaic tradition relating to correct textual reading of the Hebrew scriptures.
2. The critical notes made on manuscripts of the Hebrew scriptures before the tenth century, which embody this tradition.

[Hebrew māsôrâ, from māsar, to hand over; see msr in Semitic roots.]

Mas′o·ret′ic (măs′ə-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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.

Ma•so•rah

or Ma•so•ra

(məˈsɔr ə, -ˈsoʊr ə)

n.
a body of scribal notes that form a textual guide to the Hebrew Old Testament, compiled from the 7th to 10th centuries A.D.
[< Hebrew māsōrāh]
Mas•o•ret•ic (ˌmæs əˈrɛt ɪk) adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Masorah - a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of textsMasorah - a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
textual criticism - comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
His dam, the Indian Ridge mare Miss Indigo, is a half-sister to Listed winner Musetta and a granddaughter of the 1983 champion Italian sprinter Massorah.
As I further pointed out, an almost identical distinction is drawn in Rabbi Soloveitchik's essay, "A Tribute to the Rebbetzin of Talne," where he distinguishes between the massorah of the fathers and that of the mothers, the fathers transmitting Judaism as an "intellectual moral discipline," the mothers transmitting it "as a living experience."
This volume identifies each of these fragments by the Cambridge Collection number; by biblical reference; by language (Hebrew, Aramaic, or Judeo-Arabic); by the identity of the targum; by type of script; vocalization type; presence or absence of accents; Massorah; the material upon which the manuscript was written; manuscript size; and colophon, if present.