By Michael Sokoloff

ISBN-10: 9652261017

ISBN-13: 9789652261014

Because the center a while, lexographies of Talmudic and different rabbinic literature have mixed in a single access Babylonian, Palestinian, and Targumic phrases from numerous classes. simply because morphologically exact phrases in even heavily similar dialects can usually range in either that means and nuance, their consolidation into one dictionary access is frequently deceptive. students now discover the necessity to deal with every one dialect individually, and in A Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic, Michael Sokoloff presents an entire lexicon of the dialect spoken and written via Jews in Palestine in the course of the Byzantine interval, from the 3rd century C.E. to the 10th century.Sokoloff attracts on a variety of resources, from inscriptions found within the is still of synagogues and on amulets, fragments of letters and different files, poems, and marginal notations to neighborhood Targumim, the Palestinian Midrashim and Talmud, texts addressing non secular legislation (halacha), and Palestinian marriage files (ketubbot) from the Arabic interval. lots of those resources have been unavailable to past lexographers, who dependent their dictionaries on corrupt nineteenth-century variations of the rabbinic literature. the invention of latest manuscripts in either ecu libraries and the Cairo Geniza over the process the 20 th century has revolutionized the textual foundation of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic.Each access in A Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic is split into six elements: lemma or root, a part of speech, English gloss, etymology, semantic positive factors, and bibliographic references. Sokoloff additionally comprises an index of all mentioned passages. This significant reference paintings, up to date to mirror the book of recent texts during the last decade, will either offer scholars and students with a device for a correct realizing of the Aramaic dialect of Jewish Palestinian literature of the Byzantine interval and aid Aramaist and Semitic linguists to determine the connection among this dialect and others, particularly the modern dialects of Palestine.

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Outburst: (n) explosion, spurt, eruption, fit, burst, flash, effusion, gush, ebullition, blast, rage. peep: (n, v) glance, peek, look, gaze, glint, squeal; (n) glimpse, cheep; (v) ANTONYMS: (v) attract, accept, chirp, peer, pry. ANTONYMS: (v) delight, yield, please; (n, v) welcome. stare, gaze; (n) examination. resplendent: (adj, n) bright, lucid; (adj) pique: (v) nettle, insult, outrage, radiant, luminous, illustrious, irritate, fret; (n) grudge, annoyance, splendid, flamboyant, glorious, umbrage, irritation; (n, v) anger, magnificent, gorgeous, effulgent.

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Headless: (adj) acephalous, brainless, beheaded, foolish. hobbledehoy: (n) lad, boy, youngster, younker, callant, whipster, whippersnapper, youngun, stripling, whiffet, schoolboy. incoherent: (adj) disjointed, disconnected, delirious, rambling, confused, disordered, incompatible, wandering, muddled, inconsistent, contradictory. ANTONYMS: (adj) clear, articulate, eloquent, intelligible, lucid, sound, concise, consistent. open-mouthed: (adj) spellbound. scars: (n) seams. shouts: (n) cries. silenced: (adj) mute, muffled, disabled.

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