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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism Traditional Jewish literature, especially the nonlegal part of the Talmud.
  • n. Judaism The book containing the story of the Exodus and the ritual of the Seder, read at the Passover Seder.

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  • proper n. A text that sets forth the order of the Passover seder.
  • proper n. Alternative form of Aggadah.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A legend, anecdote, or saying in the Talmud illustrative of the law.
  • n. [capitalized] A free exposition and illustration of the Hebrew Scriptures; one of the two classes of rabbinical Biblical interpretation forming the Midrash.
  • n. Also written haggada, agada, agadah.
  • n. The Jewish ritual for the first two nights of Passover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition

Etymologies

Hebrew haggādâ, narration, telling, from higgîd, to narrate, tell; see ngd in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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