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Tar·gum

 (tär′go͝om′, -go͞om′)
n.
Any of several Aramaic explanatory translations or paraphrasings of the Hebrew Scriptures.

[Mishnaic Hebrew targûm, translation, interpretation, Targum, from Aramaic targəmā, back-formation from targəmānā, interpreter; see dragoman.]
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Targum

(ˈtɑːɡəm; Hebrew tarˈɡum)
n
(Bible) an Aramaic translation, usually in the form of an expanded paraphrase, of various books or sections of the Old Testament
[C16: from Aramaic: interpretation]
Targumic, Tarˈgumical adj
ˈTargumist n
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Tar•gum

(ˈtɑr gʊm; Heb. tɑrˈgum)

n., pl. Tar•gums, Heb. Tar•gu•mim (tɑr guˈmim)
a translation or paraphrase in Aramaic of a book or division of the Old Testament.
[< Aramaic targūm literally, paraphrase, interpretation]
Tar•gum′ic, adj.
Tar′gum•ist, n.
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