from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. One of the expounders of the Mishnah, successors of the tannaim.
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- n. 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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