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Is the word Masoretes to masorah as the word actor is to action?

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Answer: yes

The Masoretes were the sages that performed masorah - i.e., they marked the text of the Tanakh with vowels and accents to indicate pronunciation.

Note that the Hebrew word masorah, tradition, derives from from Ezekiel 20:37 and originally meant "fetter" - the fixing of the text's pronunciation being considered to be an expositional fetter. Eventually, the term evolved to mean of "tradition."

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