Thursday, August 17, 2006

Melamed - Aramaic-Hebrew Dictionary

I don't use Rabbi Ezra-Zion Melamed's Aramaic-Hebrew Dictionary of the Babylonian Talmud very often, but I certainly should try to more. It is limited in that it only has words from the Babylonian Talmud (unlike Jastrow, who includes the Midrashim and Targumim). But it does have notes with etymological information for many of the entries. Maybe what's putting me off is that if the word is from Persian or Greek, he writes the original word in the actual script, which I can't read (yet).

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