אמורא, “those who speak”, pl., אמוראים amora’im. Term used to refer to talmudic sages, beginning with Rav, from after the Tannaic Period until the final redaction of the Talmud (220-500 CE). The amora’im interpreted the statements of the tanna’im and expanded upon them, clarifying talmudic law after the codification by the tanna’im.

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