n. pl. Mid·rash·im (mĭd-rôshĭm, mĭd′rä-shēm)
Any of a group of Jewish commentaries on the Hebrew Scriptures compiled between AD 200 and 1200 and based on exegesis, parable, and haggadic legend.
[Hebrew midrāš, commentary, explanation, Midrash, from dāraš, to seek, study; see drš in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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