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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Sophistry, hair-splitting, quibbling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Among the Jews, penetrating investigation, disputation, and drawing of conclusions, esp. in Talmudic study.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Argumentation; searching debates and reasonings on Talmudic subjects among rabbinical scholars.

Etymologies

From Hebrew פלפל (Wiktionary)

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