Pronunciation: ( Eng., Ashk. Heb.mish'nu; Seph. Heb.mēsh-nä'), [key]
—pl. Mish•na•yoth, Mish•na•yot, Mish•na•yosPronunciation: ( Eng., Ashk. Heb.mish"nu-yōs'; Seph. Heb.mēsh-nä-yôt'), [key] Eng. Mish•nahs. Judaism.
1. the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d.200 by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
2. an article or section of this collection. Also,Mish'na.
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