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Lexicon: Rabbinic Hebrew
(2,170 words)

The Hebrew vocabulary of rabbinic literature has been documented by a number of lexicographers. Among the lexicons that most deserve mention in this respect are those by Jacob Levy (1924 second edition), Marcus Jastrow (1903) and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1948–1959) (the latter dealt in his dictionary with all the stages of Hebrew), all of whom based their entries on the material found in the printed editions of rabbinic literature, but also provide some data from manuscripts. Jastrow, in particular, …

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Bar-Asher, Moshe, “Lexicon: Rabbinic Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000323>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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