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Meaning of tanna

tan•na

Pronunciation: (Seph. Heb.tä-nä'Ashk. Heb.,Eng.tä'nä), [key]
— pl. tan•na•im
  1. one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in Palestine during the 1st and 2nd centuriesa.d.,whose teachings are found chiefly in the Mishnah. Cf.
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