perush

Definitions

  • n. 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" (source)

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).

      Alternative Spellings

      payrush, peyresh, peyrush, pirush

Notes

  • Here is a Jewish Journal article about perush and related words like parashah: (source)

    "Perushim" also refers to the Pharisees.

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