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Karaite Hebrew Translations of Arabic (Byzantium)
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The Hebrew written by the Karaites of Byzantium is the earliest representative of the large and varied category of Arabicized Mediaeval Hebrew (Arabic Influence: Medieval Period). This Karaite variety of the genre, consisting mostly of translations from Arabic, may fairly be said to be among the most extreme varieties of Arabicized Hebrew produced during the Middle Ages. In most surveys of Hebrew linguistic history the language of the early Karaite translations has not been accorded separate attention or even mentioned …

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Hopkins, Simon, “Karaite Hebrew Translations of Arabic (Byzantium)”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 20 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000388>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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