Masorete
or Massorete noun Etymology: French massoreth, from Late Hebrew māsōreth Date: 1653 one of the scribes who compiled the Masora • Masoretic adjective

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  • Masorete — [mas′ərīt΄mas′ə rēt΄] n. [< LHeb māsōreth] any of the Jewish scribes who compiled the Masora: also Masorite [mas′ərīt΄] Masoretic [mas′əret′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Masorete — Masoret Mas o*ret, n. A Masorite. [Written also {Masorete}, and {Massorete}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masorete — /mas euh reet /, n. 1. one of the writers or compilers of the Masorah. 2. a person who is versed in the Masorah. Also, Massorete, Masorite /mas euh ruyt /. [1580 90; earlier mas(s)oreth < Heb masoreth, with ending conformed to ete ( < Gk etes;… …   Universalium

  • masorete — mas·o·rete …   English syllables

  • Masorete — Mas•o•rete [[t]ˈmæs əˌrit[/t]] also Mas•o•rite [[t] ˌraɪt[/t]] n. jud one of the writers or compilers of the Masorah • Etymology: 1580–90; < Heb māsōreth …   From formal English to slang

  • Masorete — /ˈmæsərit/ (say masuhreet) noun one of the body of Jewish scholars who reduced the Masora to writing. Also, Masorite /ˈmæsəraɪt/ (say masuhruyt), Massorete …   Australian English dictionary

  • Masorete — n. (also Massorete) a Jewish scholar contributing to the Masorah. Derivatives: Masoretic adj. Etymology: F Massoret & mod.L Massoreta, orig. a misuse of Heb. (see MASORAH), assim. to ETE …   Useful english dictionary

  • MASORAH — This article is arranged according to the following outline: 1. THE TRANSMISSION OF THE BIBLE 1.1. THE SOFERIM 1.2. WRITTEN TRANSMISSION 1.2.1. Methods of Writing 1.2.1.1. THE ORDER OF THE BOOKS 1.2.1.2. SEDARIM AND PARASHIYYOT …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Aaron ben Moses ben Asher — (in Hebrew אהרון בן משה בן אשר; in Tiberian Hebrew ʾAhărôn ben Mōšeh benʾĀšēr) (10th century, died circa 960) refined the Tiberian system for writing down vowel sounds in Hebrew, which is still in use today, and serves as the basis for… …   Wikipedia

  • Masoret — Mas o*ret, n. A Masorite. [Written also {Masorete}, and {Massorete}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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