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I know what "Talmud" means and that it derives from the root Lamed Mem Dalet. But I cannot figure out how the word derives. Is it Aramaic (i.e. not Hebrew) and/or are there any other words that follow the t..w. scheme?

(. is a root letter.)

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It is Hebrew. דתנן ר' יהודה אומר הוי זהיר בתלמוד ששגגת תלמוד עולה זדון. Note that this is a Mishna, and ש to mean 'that/for', instead of ד. You can look up the word in Jastrow.


Other words on the same pattern: targum; tafnuk (delicacy).

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Also תרבות, תנחום, תשלום, e.g. – WAF Aug 14 '11 at 3:20
+1; but although the form is Hebrew, it seems to be a Hebrewing of Aramaic /tal'mu.da/. – ruakh Apr 24 '15 at 0:03

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