from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of megillah.
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The skins when written upon were formed into rolls (megilloth).
(megilloth) placed immediately after the Pentateuch in manuscripts of the Jewish Scriptures.
"volume of Esther", or simply "the volume" (megillah) to distinguish it from the other four volumes (megilloth), written on separate rolls, which were read in the synagogues on certain feast days.