Definitions

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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  • Combine that with cigarette and cigar smoke and you have an amora that would give Rachel Ray an orgasm.

    Fried Alabama

  • Because in fourteen of these traditions the person who quotes her is the fourth-century Babylonian amora Abbaye (278 – 338), it is usually assumed in scholarly circles that she was his mother, and that Em is a description (mother) rather than a name.

    Female Personalities in the Babylonian Talmud.

  • The Barnsley Blessing had visited. on April 15, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Reply amora

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  • Other characteristic species include: Alopecurus ventricosus, Hordeum brevisubulatum, Agropyrum repens, Puccinelia distans, Saussurea amora, and Aster tripolium.

    Kazakh forest steppe

  • There were only two black clouds on our excursion - we couldn't find any amora I'm so addicted to the stuff I've been eating from a jar with a 2003 expiration date and the amount of money we spent.

    mmm....butter

  • anyway tommys mom thinks she should raise un garcon americain which is why she feeds him hot dogs but she puts moutarde amora on them to give them that je ne sais quoi believe me i step wide around those spills --ahooa-

    8 rules for writing a short story.

  • We find a decisive statement made by the amora Rav Huna in JT Berakhot (5: 1, 8d): “Rav Huna said: One who sees a drop of blood like [the size of a] mustard seed sits and keeps [because of it] seven clean days.

    Female Purity (Niddah).

  • Babylonian amora] writing in the name of R. Isaac [one of the earliest known Babylonian tannaim, middle of the second century] who wrote that it was permissible to beat a Canaanite slave woman in one’s possession in order to prevent her from transgressing.

    Wifebeating in Jewish Tradition.

  • a Palestinian _amora_ (an authority of the _Gemara_) who lived during the third century.

    Pirke Avot Sayings of the Jewish Fathers

  • There will be more pictures and details soon:) Good luck to all of you rare: Mabrook me ejakom, w tetraba b zkom, mashalla 3leha kteeer amora/p princess N: congratulations for you and maioush .. she is adorable mashalla .. titraba bi 3izkom

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