from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Traditional Jewish literature, especially the nonlegal part of the Talmud.
  • noun The book containing the story of the Exodus and the ritual of the Seder, read at the Passover Seder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Jewish ritual for the first two nights of Passover.
  • noun A legend, anecdote, or saying in the Talmud illustrative of the law.
  • noun [capitalized] A free exposition and illustration of the Hebrew Scriptures; one of the two classes of rabbinical Biblical interpretation forming the Midrash.
  • noun Also written haggada, agada, agadah.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Judaism A text that sets forth the order of the Passover seder.
  • proper noun Alternative form of Aggadah.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition


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

Hebrew haggādâ, narration, telling, from higgîd, to narrate, tell; see ngd in Semitic roots.



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