Pronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.tä-nä'; Ashk. Heb., Eng.tä'nä), [key]
—pl. tan•na•imPronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.tä-nä-ēm'; Ashk. Heb., Eng.tä-nä'im). [key] (often cap.) Judaism.
one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in Palestine during the 1st and 2nd centuriesa.d.,whose teachings are found chiefly in the Mishnah. Cf. amora, sabora.
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