What do the words Mishnayos, Gemara, & Torah literally mean?

  • Mishna (plural: mishnayot): "study by repetition", from the verb shanah שנה (Wiki)
  • Gemara: from the Aramaic verb gamar, study (Wiki)
  • Torah: "Instruction", "Teaching" or "Law" (Wiki)
  • Good explanations. There is a nuance that "Torah" also means "guidance", but, I think that nuance is somewhat implied by the definition of "instruction". – DanF Nov 6 '19 at 15:31

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