from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Aramaic explanatory translations or paraphrasings of the Hebrew Scriptures.
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- n. Alternative capitalization of targum
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A translation or paraphrase of some portion of the Old Testament Scriptures in the Chaldee or Aramaic language or dialect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A translation or paraphrase of some portion of the Hebrew Scriptures in the Aramaic or Chaldee language or dialect, which became necessary after the Babylonish captivity, when Hebrew began to die out as the popular language.
Mishnaic Hebrew targûm, translation, interpretation, Targum, from Aramaic targəmā, back-formation from targəmānā, interpreter; see dragoman.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)