Japanese for "Tiger".
Was thought to have been used in the phrase "Tora! Tora! Tora!" during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941. However, Japanese historians have shown that it was not so. What was said sounded like "Tora! Tora! Tora!"; but was in fact two different code words -- "To" and "Ra".

"To" indicated that the attack had begun, and "Ra" that success had been achieved.

When said in great speed and excitement, this apparently sounded like "Tora! Tora! Tora!" to the American radio operators.

To"rah, To"ra (?), n.; pl. Toroth (#). [Heb. tOrAh.] (Jewish Lit.)


A law; a precept.

A considerable body of priestly Toroth.
S. R. Driver.


Divine instruction; revelation.

Tora, . . . before the time of Malachi, is generally used of the revelations of God's will made through the prophets.
T. K. Cheyne.


The Pentateuch or "Law of Moses."

The Hebrew Bible is divided into three parts:
(1) The Torah, "Law," or Pentateuch.
(2) The Prophets . . .
(3) The Kethubim, or the "Writings," generally termed Hagiographa.
C. H. H. Wright.


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