gaon

the title accorded to the Jewish spiritual leaders and scholars who headed Talmudic academies that flourished, with lengthy interruptions, from the ... [3 related articles]
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Gaon

[Hebrew] Gaon (gā`ōn) (Hebrew גאון) (plural geonim — gĕ`ōnīm) may have originated as a shortened version of `rosh yeshivat ge`on Ya`akov`, although there are other proposed explanations. It referred in Ancient Hebrew to arrogance and haughty pride (Amos 6:8).{Citation needed|date=January 2013} Later became known as pride in gener
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