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amora

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amora one of a group of rabbis (active AD 250-500) who discussed the Mishnaic law in the law schools of Palestine and Mesopotamia where they explained and applied earlier teachings and whose discussions are recorded in the Talmud; they emphasized the study of Torah and the importance of personal action and the fulfillment of the commandments
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amora An officer who stood beside a public teacher or lecturer and announced in a loud voice, in popular language, what the teacher had just uttered in a low voice in academic language: otherwise called ‘translator’ or ‘interpreter.’
    • n amora One of the expounders of the Mishnah, successors of the tannaim. The expositions of these rabbis and the Mishnah constitute the oral law called Talmud. The period of the amoraim began after the death of Rabbi Jndah ha-Nasi (the Prince Judah), about 200 a. d., and extended to about 500 a. d.
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Usage

In literature:

Ashi, Amora, compiler of the Talmud, 51-52.
"Chapters on Jewish Literature" by Israel Abrahams
Grace went to school at Amora.
"Out of a Labyrinth" by Lawrence L. Lynch
It was in the Hall of the Banners that Amoras, warning us not to follow, disappeared from sight, leaving us in the dark.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
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In news:

Redemption Amora Li Burks was born Oct 1, 2012 at Crestwood Medical Center to Brian and Jessica Burks of Huntsville.
RUSK COUNTY — In 2008, Jesseca Carson and her boyfriend Blaine Milam were accused of brutally beating and killing Carson's 13-month old daughter Amora - during what they called an ' exorcism ' to beat the demons out.
Redemption Amora Li Burks was born Oct 1, 2012 at Crestwood Medical Center to Brian and Jessica Burks of Huntsville.
Baby Amora's mom, stepfather indicted on capital murder charges.
This week a Rusk County grand jury charged Baby Amora Carson's parents with capital murder.
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