By Marcus Jastrow

A vintage and nonetheless ordinary source, Marcus Jastrow's enormous dictionary continues to be certain in that it covers either the Hebrew and the Aramaic languages utilized in the literature of the rabbinic interval. This imperative dictionary of targumic and rabbinic literature contains hundreds of thousands of entries in absolutely vocalized Hebrew and Aramaic, with references to the unique texts, transparent English definitions, and the whole diversity of meanings and usages within the resources. it truly is geared up alphabetically by way of genuine shape but in addition comprises references to the basis of phrases and considerable cross-references. whole in a single quantity, in a reader pleasant layout and web page measurement, with a strong binding and an index of scriptural quotations, it's the so much complete single-volume dictionary on hand for examining early Jewish texts.

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Some examples of its application are: build-things. This means construction construction-middle. This means Under Construction. You can see this written on signs at all the road construction sites. JINJI People-affairs. This means human affairs. It is also the name of the Personnel Section in business firms and government offices. JIJI time-things. This means current events. One of the leading Japanese news services is called JIJI Press. To form the character for oppose or anti-, the Chi- nese used a picture of a hand and a picture of a 65 hill to indicate a hand-made hill, piled up in op- position to the progress of your enemy.

This also is pronounced KA. It refers to any type of confection- cakes, cookies, rice cookies, Japanese sweet bean KASHI, cakes, sweetmeats, etc. little- confection, is the popular word confectionery. All the pastry shops have this sign out front. A man resting beside a tree acter for rest. It is written YASUMU by itself and is the charand pronounced in compounds. This is the character a shopkeeper will put on his door on holidays to indicate he's closed. Man acter and root together form the char- , root-of-man, meaning the human body.

This is pronounced TERA by itself and Jl in compounds. is usually the last char- acter in the two or three characters which form the names of temples in Japan, the first one or two characters telling of course whose temple it is. The fain Nara is the Great- mous Eastern Temple. is used occasionally in family names: YAMADERA Mountain-Temple TERAMOTO Temple-Origin The character for temple character for say forms combined with the , temple-speaking, meaning poetry or poem. This is pronounced SHI. The character for temple combined with the forms , which means time character for sun 60 or hour.

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