tanna


tanna

noun, plural tan·na·im [Sephardic Hebrew tah-nah-eem; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-nah-im] /Sephardic Hebrew tɑ nɑˈim; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tɑˈnɑ ɪm/. (often initial capital letter) Judaism.

  1. one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in Palestine during the 1st and 2nd centuries a.d., whose teachings are found chiefly in the Mishnah.

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