Pronounced Pron. broo-ree-ah (Hebrew)
Other Forms FormsBeruriah, Bruriah, Brurya
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 12/12/2007
Allegedly means "pure" in Aramaic. This was the name of a 2nd-century female scholar; she was the wife of Rabbi Meir, one of Rabbi Akiva's disciples. It was also borne by Israeli theoretical physicist Bruria Kaufman (1918-2010).