Tal·mud (tälmd, tălməd)
The collection of ancient Rabbinic writings consisting of the Mishnah and the Gemara, constituting the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism.
[Mishnaic Hebrew talmûd, learning, instruction, from Hebrew lāmad, to learn; see lmd in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
Tal·mudic (täl-mdĭk, -my-, tăl-), Tal·mudi·cal (-dĭ-kəl) adj.
Talmud·ist (tälm-dĭst, tălmə-) n.
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