Harkavy, Alexander

(1863-1939)
   American Yiddish lexicographer and writer. He was born in Belorussia and emigrated to the US in 1881. He first joined a collective agricultural colony, but after it failed he lived in numerous cities, including Paris, New York, Montreal and Baltimore. He published textbooks and dictionaries for immigrants, including the Yiddish-English-Hebrew Dictionary.

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  • HARKAVY, ALEXANDER — (1863–1939), Yiddish lexicographer. A relative of the Orientalist and historian albert harkavy and grandson of the rabbi of Novogrodek (Yid. Navaredok), Harkavy was born in that Belorussian town. He had a traditional Jewish education, showed an… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alexander Harkavy — ( אַלעקסאַנדר האַרקאַווי Александр Гаркави Aleksandr Garkavi , May 5, 1863, born at Nowogrudok (נאַוואַרעדאָק), Minsk guberniya ( governate ), Russia (now Navahrudak, Hrodna, Belarus) 1939, New York) was a Russian born American writer,… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander Harkavy — (jiddisch: אַלכּסנדר האַרקאַווי oder אַלעקסאַנדר האַרקאַווי, belarussisch: Аляксандр Гаркавы oder Аляксандар Гаркаві, russisch: Александр Гаркави), * 5. Mai 1863 in Nawahradak (jiddisch: נאַוואַרעדאָק, belarussisch: Наваградак oder Навагрудак; im …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harkavy — is surname which may refer to:* Abraham Harkavy (1839 1919), historian * Alexander Harkavy (1863 1939), writer * Yehoshafat Harkabi military historian …   Wikipedia

  • Harkavy — ist der Name von Abraham Harkavy (1835−1919), russisch jüdischer Historiker und Orientalist Alexander Harkavy (1863 1939), jiddischer Schriftsteller, Lexikograph und Linguist Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterschei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yiddish orthography — The Yiddish language is written using Hebrew script as the basis of a full vocalic alphabet. This adaptation uses letters that are silent or glottal stops in Hebrew, as vowels in Yiddish. Other letters that can serve as both vowels and consonants …   Wikipedia

  • Yiddish dialects — are varieties of the Yiddish language. These dialects are divided by originating region in Europe. Northeastern Litvish Yiddish was dominant in twentieth century Yiddish culture and academia, while Southern dialects of Yiddish are now the most… …   Wikipedia

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  • Nawagradak — Nawahradak Навагрудак Новогрудок Nowogródek …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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