payrush, peyresh, peyrush, pirush
- 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" (http://parsha.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-of-new-translation-of-shadals.html)
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Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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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