Is the word Masoretes to masorah
as the word actor is to
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 Masoretes were the sages that
performed masorah - i.e., they marked the text of the Tanakh with vowels and accents to indicate
Note that the Hebrew
word masorah, tradition, derives from from
Ezekiel 20:37 and originally meant "fetter" -
the fixing of the text's pronunciation being considered to be an expositional
fetter. Eventually, the term evolved to mean of "tradition."
Please note that these are draft questions for the board game MooT.
If you spot an error or disagree with anything I've said here,
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