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Astronomical Terminology: Medieval Period
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In two works from the early Middle Ages—the ברייתא דשמואל Baraita de-Šemuʾel and the ברייתא דמזלות Baraita de-Mazzalot—the Hebrew astrological and astronomical terminology reveals a Greek and Arabic origin. There is also significant astrological content in ספר חכמוני Sep̄er Ḥakhmoni and ספר המזלות Sep̄er ha-Mazzalot, two Hebrew works by Shabbetai Donnolo (913–ca. 982). All of these works were known and referred to by later medieval Jewish scientists, who occasionally drew on their Hebrew terminology; but inasmuch as they are chronological…

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Sela, Shlomo, “Astronomical Terminology: Medieval Period”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000767>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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