Otsar ha-shorashim : kolel shorshe ha-lashon ha-`Ivrit `im pitron horeotam ha-shonim ... ve-ha`atakatam mi-lashon el lashon : Panim ve-ahor me-`Ivrit le-Ashkenazit ume-Ashkenazit le-`Ivrit. 3 vols. in one (Complete).
Ben Ze'ev, Judah Leib.
Octavo. , 180, 270, 140 leaves. Original 3/4 calf over paper covered boards. All edges red. Ribbon marker. First edition of this work being the author's most important achievement. This Hebrew-German and German-Hebrew dictionary, inspired by the works of David Kimhi, is arranged in alphabetical order, e.g., in the German section, verbs with prefixes are listed alphabetically according to the prefixes; the definitions of the terms often include synonyms and examples of usage taken either from the Bible directly or cited in sentences formulated in biblical style; the German terms are written in Hebrew characters. Ben Ze'ev laid the basis for the modern Hebrew terminology in linguistics, translating grammatical terms from German into Hebrew and indicating their German equivalent. Age-wear on binding with book block split in two. Heavy rubbing on spine and covers, with abrasion along edges. Head and tail of spine chipped. Previous owner's name, stamp and signature on title-page and at rear of last page. Minor and sporadic damp-staining on lower margin (not affecting text). Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in Hebrew. Binding in overall poor, interior in good condition.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 27945