Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (22 February, 2018, 7 Adar, 5778)
What are the differences among the adjectives talmudic, talmudical, talmudistic and talmudistical?
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Based on the form of the words and the way the suffixes are often employed, I would suggest the following:
1. Talmudic - pertaining to the Talmud.
2. Talmudical - in the style of the Talmud but not necessarily directly from it.
3. Talmudistic - Belonging to the genre of the Talmud.
4. Talmudistical - Similar to Talmudistic but less definable as such.
There is a progression from 1 to 4 where the definite connection to the Talmud itself (rather than something similar to it) gets more and more hazy.