שני עניינים לקסיקליים בלשון השטרות והאיגרות ממדבר יהודה

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Abstract

This paper offers two inquiries into Judean Hebrew and Aramaic, both of which pertain wider questions of lexicography, dialectology, realia, and language contact.
a. The semantic field of taking and receiving (and buying) – לקח was partially replaced by other verbs (נשא, נטל, and קיבל in Hebrew; נסב and נשא in Aramaic), and a semantic differentiation evolved between קנה ‘acquire’ and לקח/זבן ‘buy’ (Hebrew/Aramaic). Judean Hebrew exhibits significant resemblance to Rabbinic Hebrew on the one hand and the influence of Aramaic legal formulas on the other hand.
b. The verb עימר/עמר (Hebrew/Aramaic) in the Judean letters – an examination of the various interpretations suggested for this verb leads to the conclusion that the most plausible one is ‘gather’ or ‘gather and prepare’.
Original languageHebrew
Journalמחקרים בלשון
Volumeיט
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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