Comprehensive English-yiddish Dictionary by Gitl Schaechter-viswanathComprehensive English-yiddish Dictionary by Gitl Schaechter-viswanath

Comprehensive English-yiddish Dictionary

EditorGitl Schaechter-viswanath, Paul Glasser

Hardcover | June 20, 2016

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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.

Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath is Yiddish language editor for Afn shvel magazine and a published poet whose works include Plutsemdiker Regn/Sudden Rain. She worked with her father Mordkhe Schaechter on his numerous Yiddish publications, including collaborating with him in compiling this dictionary.Paul Glasser is former Dean of the Max Wein...
Title:Comprehensive English-yiddish DictionaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:856 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:June 20, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253022827

ISBN - 13:9780253022820

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fairly Comprehensive Good resource for when a word defies phonetic sussing out.
Date published: 2016-11-22

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