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Mish·nahalso Mish·na (mĭsh′nə)
1. The first section of the Talmud, being a collection of early oral interpretations of the scriptures as compiled about ad 200.
2. A paragraph from this section of the Talmud.
3. The teaching of a rabbi or other noted authority on Jewish laws.
Mish·na′ic (mĭsh-nā′ĭk) adj.
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or Mish•na(ˈmɪʃ nə, mɪʃˈnɑ)
n., pl. Mish•na•yoth, Mish•na•yot (ˌmɪʃ nɑˈyɔt) Mish•nahs. Judaism.
1. the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d. 200 and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
2. an article or section of this collection.
[1600–10; < Medieval Hebrew mishnāh literally, teaching by oral repetition]
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|Noun||1.||Mishnah - the first part of the Talmud; a collection of early oral interpretations of the scriptures that was compiled about AD 200|
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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