mamzer "bastard," 1560s, from L.L. mamzer, from Hebrew mamzer, left untranslated in Deut. xxiii:2 in the Vulgate.

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  • Mamzer — Halakhic texts relating to this article: Torah: Deuteronomy 23:3 (verse 2 in some English translations) Babylonian Talmud: Yebamoth 49a b, 69a, 78b, 87b, Kiddushin 67b and 73a Shulchan Aruch …   Wikipedia

  • MAMZER — (Heb. מַמְזֵר), usually translated as bastard. Definition If she cannot contract a legally valid marriage to this man, but can contract a legally valid marriage to others, her offspring (from the former) is a mamzer. Such is the case when a man… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Mamzer — Mam zer, n. [Heb. m[ a]mz[=e]r.] A person born of relations between whom marriage was forbidden by the Mosaic law; a bastard. Deut. xxiii. 2 (Douay version). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mamzer — Un mamzer (hébreu : ממזר‎) est un enfant né d une relation illicite, définie par la Halakha soit comme un adultère, soit comme un inceste. Le mamzer a un statut spécial au sein du judaïsme. Portail de la culture juive et du judaïsme …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mamzer — /mom zeuhr/, n. 1. bastard; illegitimate child. 2. Slang. rascal. 3. a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism. Also, momser, momzer. [1555 65; < Yiddish < Heb mamzer] * * * …   Universalium

  • mamzer — [ mʌmzə] noun (plural mamzers or mamzerim) 1》 (in Jewish use) an illegitimate child. 2》 informal used as a term of abuse or familiarity. Origin C16: late L. from Heb. mamzēr; in mod. use from Yiddish …   English new terms dictionary

  • mamzer — mam•zer [[t]ˈmɒm zər[/t]] n. sl. 1) sts jud a bastard 2) sts a rascal • Etymology: 1555–65; < LL mamzēr < Heb; in recent American E < Yiddish < Heb …   From formal English to slang

  • mamzer — noun a child born from a Biblically forbidden relationship …   Wiktionary

  • mamzer — n. (in Judaism) momser, bastard, illegitimate child, child born to unmarried parents, child born as a result of an adulterous relationship, child born of incest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mamzer —    (MOM zer) [Yiddish, from Hebrew] An illegitimate child; a bastard; a detestable person. An untrustworthy, difficult, or impudent person. Sometimes used affectionately to describe a clever child or someone who is unusually resourceful. Also… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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