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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