perush

Alternative Spellings

payrush, peyresh, peyrush, pirush

Definitions

  • A commentary on a text, something that makes the meaning clear.

Example Sentences

  • "Rashi is a perush on the Bible text."
  • "not one word in the perush was ignored by Dan and each and every issue was dealt with seriously and quite well by him" (http://parsha.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-of-new-translation-of-shadals.html)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

פירוש

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

Here is a Jewish Journal article about perush and related words like parashah: http://www.thejc.com/judaism/jewish-words/perush "Perushim" also refers to the Pharisees.

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