In the Talmud, it is defined - metaphorically - as: "the
hammer that wakes to shining light the sparks that slumber in the rock." What
word is it?
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.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
The word Midrash - which derives from the Hebrew
darash, to search or investigate - denotes a
method of biblical exposition that deduces oral from written law - e.g., the
Mekilta on Exodus.
Please note that these are draft questions for the board game MooT.
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