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  • proper noun The homiletic and non-legalistic exegetical texts in the classical rabbinic literature of Judaism, particularly as recorded in the Talmud and Midrash.

Etymologies

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

[Aramaic ’aggādā, formed on the model of Hebrew haggādâ, Haggadah; see ngd in Semitic roots.]

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Aramaic אגדה: tales, lore.

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