The body of Judaic tradition relating to correct textual reading of the Hebrew scriptures.
The critical notes made on manuscripts of the Hebrew scriptures before the tenth century, which embody this tradition.
All the accumulated Jewish tradition concerning the correct Hebrew text of the Holy Scriptures.
The marginal notes on manuscripts of the Holy Scriptures embodying this tradition, compiled from the 2d to the 10th cent. a.d.
A Jewish critical work on the text of the Hebrew Scriptures, composed by several learned rabbis of the school of Tiberias, in the eighth and ninth centuries.
Origin of masora
- Hebrew māsôrâ from māsar to hand over msr in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- New Hebrew. mÄsrÄh traditionah.