Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary by Edited by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Paul Glasser, Hardcover

Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary by Edited by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Paul Glasser, Hardcover

Containing nearly 50,000 entries and 33,000 subentries, the Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary emphasizes Yiddish as a living language that is spoken in...

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ISBN-13:9780253022820
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Publication date:06/13/2016
Edition description:Bilingual
Pages:856
Sales rank:481,594
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 2.00(d)
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Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary by Edited by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Paul Glasser

Containing nearly 50,000 entries and 33,000 subentries, the Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary emphasizes Yiddish as a living language that is spoken in many places around the world. The late Mordkhe Schaechter collected and researched spoken and literary Yiddish in all its varieties and this landmark dictionary reflects his vision for present-day and future Yiddish usage. The richness of dialect differences and historical developments are noted in entries ranging from "agriculture" to "zoology" and include words and expressions that can be found in classic and contemporary literature, newspapers, and other sources of the written word and have long been used by professionals and tradesmen, in synagogues, at home, in intimate life, and wherever Yiddish-speaking Jews have lived and worked.