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Mnemonic: Medieval Period
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Mnemonics (Hebrew סימנים simanim) are words or phrases intended to assist memory. Rabbinic and medieval texts employ various techniques for creating mnemonic signs. Some mnemonics are formed from Biblical or Talmudic phrases, proverbs, or sentences made up of catchwords each referring to a different topic or saying. Others are alphabetical, i.e., composed of init…

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Vidro, Nadia, “Mnemonic: Medieval Period”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000878>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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