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Bibil Identifier bibil:213640
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Present State of Mandaic Lexicography I
Title (English, ) The Mandaic Dictionary
Author Morgenstern, Matthew
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 7, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 113-130 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Mandaic language has been used since Late Antiquity by the Mandaean community of Iraq and Iran as a spoken and literary idiom. The presently available Mandaic Dictionary, published in 1963, is a valuable reference tool that greatly advanced research into this much neglected Eastern Aramaic dialect. However, as the article seeks to highlight, both in terms of the scope of its corpus and its analysis, it does not conform to the current needs and achievements of Aramaic lexicography, and is in need of replacement. The first of two studies, the article discusses the dictionary's analysis and presentation of the linguistic data that was available to the authors at the time of its publication, indicates its weaknesses in various areas, and proposes criteria for better lexicographical analysis of the source material.
DOI 10.1163/147783509X12627760049633
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Mandaic
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