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Bibil Identifier bibil:247595
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Neo-Mandaic as a Source of Hitherto Unattested Mandaic Words
Author Mutzafi, Hezy
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 15, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 112-124 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Neo-Mandaic (NM) is the least known Neo-Aramaic language, despite recent progress in investigations of its grammar and lexicon. Lexicographical coverage of NM is still particularly replete with lacunae, as many of the language’s lexical items and lexical peculiarities remain beyond common scholarly knowledge. The present contribution discusses several hitherto unknown or misrepresented NM lexemes. Ten of these are inherited from pre-modern Mandaic antecedents that are, as far as can be established, not manifest in classical and post-classical Mandaic textual sources. Most of these inherited lexical items are of Aramaic origin, whereas a few are of ultimate Iranian provenance.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01501007
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Mandaic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : New Aramaic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Syria : Literature : Wisdom Texts : Lists : Lexicographical Lists / Alphabets
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