masechta

Alternative Spellings

mesechta, masechet, masekhet, masechtah

Definitions

  • Talmudic tractate

Example Sentences

  • "I heard that Bava Basra is the longest masechta in blatt but Brochos is the longest mesechta in words." (http://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/2672/what-is-the-longest-masechta)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Aramaic

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

Notes

derives from the Hebrew for "web"

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