from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A Jewish critical work on the text of the Hebrew Scriptures, composed by several learned rabbis of the school of Tiberias, in the eighth and ninth centuries.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

New Hebrew. māsrāh traditionah.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word masora.


  • There are those whose “entire wisdom” consists in masora, the traditional inventory of letters and phonetic markings in Scripture.

    Abraham Ibn Ezra Langermann, Tzvi 2006

  • In - ter nostra haec Biblia ac Soncinensia insignis extat lectionis varietas ac di - screpantia, ac tanta quidem, ut nemi - nem dubitare sinat ex diversis codici - bus ea fuisse edita, utraque vero a masora ac masoretharum legibus tara saepe tamque insigniter dissident, ut nunquam credere possimus eos codices masorethicos fuisse.

    Annales Hebraeo-typographici sec. XV De Rossi, Giovanni Bernardo, 1742-1831 1795


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.