Ma·so·ra also Ma·so·rah (mə-sôrə)
1. The body of Judaic tradition relating to correct textual reading of the Hebrew scriptures.
2. The critical notes made on manuscripts of the Hebrew scriptures before the tenth century, which embody this tradition.
[Hebrew māsôrâ, from māsar, to hand over; see msr in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
Mas′o·retic (măs′ə-rĕtĭk) adj.
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