Baraita

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Aramaic baraita, an extraneous teaching. The word appears in the feminine (baraita rather than bara'ah), because it is actually short for matnita baraita, external Mishnah or teaching (and matnita is feminine).

Noun[edit]

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Baraita (plural Baraitas or Baraitot)

  1. Any of various Jewish traditions that are not included in the Mishnah

References[edit]

Marcus Jastrow, Dictionary of the Targumim, Talmud and Midrashic Literature, pp. 189 and 195 [1]