n. A commentary on a text, something that makes the meaning clear.
"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" (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
payrush, peyresh, peyrush, pirush
Here is a Jewish Journal article about perush and related words like parashah: (source)
"Perushim" also refers to the Pharisees.
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