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Italian Loanwords
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This entry deals with Italian influence on the Hebrew lexicon, with special reference to the modern stage of the Hebrew language. Research concerning the interference between Rabbinic Hebrew and Italian varieties during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, when Jewish culture was strikingly influential in Italian courts (Mancini 1992), are quite few in number. Nonetheless, it is well known that in the poems of Ahimaʾaz b. Paltiʾel (ca. 1017–1060 C.E.), Immanuel of Rome (ca. 1260–1330 C.E.), and …

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Mancini, Marco, “Italian Loanwords”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000519>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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