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n. A Talmudic sage whose teachings comprise the Gemara. "Amoraim are contrasted with the tannaim, ancient rabbis who are quoted in the Mishnah" (JPS).
"The amoraim were active between approximately 220 C.E. and 360 or 370 in the Land of Israel."
"The general principle followed in the Talmudic arguments is that an Amora is not at liberty to disagree in matters of law with a Tanna unless he can quote another Tanna in support." (source)
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אמורא amora 'explainer'
amorah, amore, amoreh, amoyre, amoyreh, amoyra, amoyrah
Plural Amoraim / Amora'im.
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