Talmudic (tall-MOO-dik) listen
Talmudic (tahl-myoo-dik) listen


  • adj. Having to do with or dictated by the Talmud.

  • adj. (Of a debate) complex and many-sided.

Example Sentences

  • "They had a Talmudic discussion about what toys were intended for boys and what toys were intended for girls." (in a radio show called "This American Life;" story about gay fathers whose son doesn't want them to get married.)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • Heb תלמוד + English suffix -ic (or a loan via Yiddish תּלמודיש talmúdish)

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None

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