Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Does גפ״ת (which stands for גמרא, פרש״י, תוספות) have a conventional pronunciation, as do שליט״א ("shlita"), תנ״ך ("tanakh"), etc.?

share|improve this question
I always heard in the velt "gefes" – Efraim Dec 4 '13 at 3:07
It's not Goofootoo? – Double AA Dec 4 '13 at 16:36
I've always heard it pronounced GaPaT - with Patachs. – Danny Schoemann Dec 17 '13 at 10:33
For what it's worth, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions and "A Popular Dictionary of Judaism" seem to prefer "GaPaT". ... – Tamir Evan Jan 2 '14 at 16:28
... On the other hand, Princeton University and most transliteraters of Hebrew books seem to prefer "gefet". – Tamir Evan Jan 2 '14 at 16:29

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.