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The word "Torah": Hebrew to Aramaic
distazo Wrote:Judaic Aramaic word 'orayta'

Indeed, that'd be the word that was most used in Judea and Galilee.

It was also a little point of contention as the word /taurah/ in Jewish Aramaic of the era meant "bull" and those dialects that didn't preserve the diphthong (pronouncing it /torah/, like the Hebrew Torah) quirked some eyebrows. :-)

The Greek loan never really caught on in Jewish dialects as "Torah." /nymws/ tended to lean towards the meaning "custom" instead, unless in the context of a Jew from the Diaspora.

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The word "Torah": Hebrew to Aramaic - by Thirdwoe - 03-19-2013, 04:42 AM
Re: The word "Torah": Hebrew to Aramaic - by SteveCaruso - 03-19-2013, 05:38 PM

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