Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A word formed, with an assistant vowel, from the initial letters of the Hebrew words shisha sedārīm, literally, ‘the six orders,’ the common rabbinical name for the Talmud, which is divided into six principal orders, namely: Zeraim, seed
  • n. Moed, holidays
  • n. Nashim, women
  • n. Nezikin, damages
  • n. Kodshim, holy, sanctified things
  • n. Taharoth, purification.

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Examples

  • "Conv'shas'n wi 'me?" said Ned, swaying himself to and fro as he endeavoured to look steadily in the face of his friend; "fire away, shen.

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  • Neeechan!!! lindah Gaby = 3 = te kieeero warra {ja! xD} no shas en serioh te kieroh!!!

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  • This popwatch comments section shas become too surreal.

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  • SCHNEIDER: And even if she has endorsed Obama, she's been a good soldier, her husband shas endorsed Obama, some of her supporters aren't taking direction from her.

    CNN Transcript Aug 16, 2008

  • Based on my extremely limited knowledge of that language, the Nahuatl pronounciation would probably be more like "TAY-shas" and "may-SHEE-ko" than the modern Mexican pronounciations.

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  • I love seeing my shas and Midrash Rabbah and Tur and Mishneh Torah all snuggled together.

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  • "Y'aah shas slit dz'in nitsa," she said to the man.

    Dance Of Death

  • "Y'aah shas," he said hastily, as if remembering himself.

    Dance Of Death

  • Outside were about fifty of the now well-known jin-ti-ki-shas, and the air was full of a buzz produced by the rapid reiteration of this uncouth word by fifty tongues.

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  • "Lo'teros, shas tella, Kal'enedral," he replied, much to Tarma's surprise; bowing, making a fist and placing it over his heart as he bowed.

    Oathbreaker

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