תורה

See also: תּורה

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
י־ר־ה

From Proto-Semitic *tawrawat-, from verbal root w-r-w "to throw, cast, lead, guide"[1]. Compare Aramaic אוֹרַיְתָא(ʾōrayṯā), Ge'ez ኦሪት (ʾorit). Arabic تَوْرَاة(tawrāh) is a Hebrew borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

תּוֹרָה (toráf (plural indefinite תּוֹרוֹת‎, singular construct תּוֹרַת־‎, plural construct תּוֹרוֹת־‎)

  1. Torah, the Law, the Pentateuch
    • Joshua 1:7, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      רַק חֲזַק וֶאֱמַץ מְאֹד לִשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת כְּכָל הַתּוֹרָה אֲשֶׁר צִוְּךָ מֹשֶׁה עַבְדִּי אַל תָּסוּר מִמֶּנּוּ יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאול לְמַעַן תַּשְׂכִּיל בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר תֵּלֵךְ׃‎‎
      Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moses My servant commanded thee; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest have good success whithersoever thou goest.
  2. instruction, teaching
    • Proverbs 31:26
      פִּיהָ פָּתְחָה בְחָכְמָה וְתוֹרַת חֶסֶד עַל לְשׁוֹנָהּ׃‎‎
      She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
  3. theory
    תורת הקבוצות‎ ― torát hak'vutsótSet Theory
    תורת היחסות‎ ― torát hayakhasútthe Theory of Relativity
    תורות הגזע‎ ― torót hagézaracial theories

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huehnergard, John. "Proto-Semitic Language and Culture; Semitic Roots" in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English language, Fifth Edition, 2011, p. 2066-2067

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew תורה(torá).

Proper nounEdit

תורה f (Hebrew spelling, Latin spelling tora)

  1. (Judaism) Torah