from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A treatise; an essay.
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- n. a treatise
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A treatise; a tract; an essay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A treatise; a tract.
Tibble ensconced himself in the innermost corner with a "tractate," borrowed from his friend Lucas, and sent the apprentices to gaze their fill at the rapidly filling circles of seats.
Each seder deals with a certain area (agriculture, marriage, the Temple); each seder is comprised of masechtos (plural of masechah, meaning "tractate"), and each masechah usually deals with a specific issue (marriage, slaves, property).
"tractate," borrowed from his friend Lucas, and sent the apprentices to gaze their fill at the rapidly filling circles of seats.
In fact the Talmud, in tractate Brachot 26b, states that morning prayers were instituted by Abraham in that very spot of prayerful protest.
Similarly, the Talmud's treatment of labor relations tractate Baba Metzia is not readily translatable into a simplistic distinction between capitalism and socialism.
She herself taught Pirkei Avot (Avot, a tractate in the Mishnah) and frequently sat in on classes being taught by other teachers.
The tractate is full of details of interest in the history of obstetrics, gynecology and sexuality.
The most important textual witness is Antonine, an early Genizah fragment which covers nearly all the tractate (Meacham).
The literary character of the tractate links with a brief item from the time of Rabban Simeon ben Gamliel (first century c.e.).
Tractate Kinnim (“nest” or “birds in a nest”), the last tractate in Order Kodashim, deals with the smallest type of sacrifice, a pair of turtledoves or young pigeons — one nest, hence the title.