masechta

Pronunciations

masechta (mah-SECH-tuh) listen

Definitions

Example Sentences

  • "I heard that Bava Basra is the longest masechta in blatt but Brochos is the longest mesechta in words." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • Heb. מסכת masekhet, Aram. מסכתא masekhta

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      mesechta, masechet, masekhet, masechtah

Notes

  • derives from the Hebrew for "web"

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