Etymology-wise, which word is a
better synonym of the word Pentateuch:
Torah or Chumash?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics (meaning), linguistics, neologism, idiom, word origin, syntax, dialect, lexicon (vocabulary), diction, pidgin, synonym, antonym, homonym, cant, argot, lingo, and redundancy.
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The word Chumash - a name for the five books of Moses in codex
form - is derived from the Hebrew hameish, five.
The word Pentateuch - a Greek-derived name for
the five books of Moses - is derived from the Greek pente, five. The word Torah means "instruction or law" in Hebrew; it derives
from the verbal noun horah, he taught.
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