Talmud meaning

tälmo͝od, tălməd
The collection of ancient Rabbinic writings consisting of the Mishnah and the Gemara, constituting the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism.
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(proper) The collection of writings constituting the Jewish civil and religious law: it consists of two parts, the Mishna (text) and the Gemara (commentary), but the term is sometimes restricted to the Gemara.
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A collection of Jewish writings related to the practical application of Judaic law and tradition (may refer to either the Babylonian Talmud or the shorter Jerusalem Talmud).
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Origin of talmud

  • Mishnaic Hebrew talmûd learning, instruction from Hebrew lāmad to learn lmd in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hebrew תלמוד (talmud, “instruction, learning").

    From Wiktionary