Octavo, black cloth spine, green cloth covered boards, viii, 183 pp. In Hebrew. Bookseller Inventory # 46976
Title: Sefer ha-milim, o, Arukh ha-katsar: yakhil ...
Publication Date: 1915
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Chicago; Y. Shapiro, 1915. Later cloth. 8vo. VII, 183 pages. 23 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Two columns per page. Frontispiece portrait of author. English title page verso: A Concise Talmudic-Midrashic Dictionary Containing nearly 8000 New-Hebrew and Chaldaic words, with references, found in the Mishnah, Babylonian and Palestinian Talmud, Midrashim, Targumim, Responsa, Zohar, etc. , etc. , translated into Hebrew and Yiddish. "Unable to publish all the volumes of his multi-volume [Biblical Word-Book and Concordance, 1909], Chones instead issued this Talmudic/Midrashic dictionary (with definitions in Yiddish) (p. 182) . It is based on a list of words that he amassed while a proofreader in Vilna. He published it because existing dictionaries focused more on etymology, which was not of interest to most users, than in conveying the simple meaning of the word (pp. V-VI) . For a discussion of this work, with facsimiles of the title pages, preface and acknowledgements, as well as an English translation of this latter two, see Brauner, also see Brisman (2000) , 20-1." (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #239) . Subjects: Aramaic language - Dictionaries - Hebrew. Hebrew language, Post-Biblical - Dictionaries. Hebrew language, Talmudic - Dictionaries. OCLC lists 27 copies. Very good condition. (AMR-39-38) Amr4, heb3, rab9, yid1, bibliog4. (ja). Seller Inventory # 31431