talmudic

Definitions

  • 1. literally, having to do with the talmud 2. a debate that was complex and had many sides

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

Etymology

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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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