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Gemara Intro Words

50 Gemara Intro words- part I of II

תנא/תנאים Rebbe/Rabbeim from the times of the Mishna
אמורא/אמוראים Rebbe/ Rabbeim from the times of the Gemara
עמוד One side of a page
דף Both sides of the page
סוגיא Topic
שקלא וטריא Give & Take/Discussion
שאלה Question (Information seeking question)
קושיא Difficulty (Information based question)
תירוץ Answer
מימרא Statement
ראיה Proof
דחיה Disproof
סתירה Contradiction/Razing
ברייתא Statement from a Tanna not in the Mishnayos
הוא אמינא What I would have thought
מסקנא Conclusion
הכא Here
התם There
ורמינהו And they asked a contradiction (Tanna on Tanna)
תניא We learnt in a Braisa
...ד That...
כולי עלמא (lit. The whole world) Everyone
תו More
אזיל Go
איבעיא Ask (2 sided question)
ליה To him
להו To them
מהו What’s the Halacha
אם תמצא לומר If you want to say (option 1)
או דילמא Or perhaps (option 2)
חד One
בעי Ask/Need/Want
תא שמע Come and Hear
מיתיבי They asked a Kasha (from a Tanna)
דיוק Inference
שמע מינה Hear from here/it
נמי Also
תנו רבנן Our Rabbis Taught in a Braisa
למימרא [Does it mean] To Say!?
דמי Similar to
קמא First
בתרא Last
איתמר It was said (Statement; Generally intro to Mach. Amor.)
כוותיה Like him
אימא I will say
תימא/לימא/נימא You will say/ Let’s/We will say
תיובתא K.O. (Knockout) [Up Shlug]
...א On...
בשלמא It is good
איכא/איתא There is
Created by: Rabbi Ungar