Targum definition

tärgo͝om, -go͝om
Any of several Aramaic explanatory translations or paraphrasings of the Hebrew Scriptures.
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Any of several translations or paraphrases of parts of the Jewish Scriptures, written in the vernacular (Aramaic) of Judea.
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(Judaism) An Aramaic translation of the Tanakh written or compiled between the Second Temple period and the early Middle Ages.
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Alternative capitalization of targum.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
targum
Plural:
targumim, targums

Origin of targum

  • Mishnaic Hebrew targûm translation, interpretation, Targum from Aramaic targəmā back-formation from targəmānā interpreter dragoman

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

  • Hebrew תרגום"Ž, "translation, interpretation".

    From Wiktionary