Levita, Elijah (Bahur, Elijah)

Levita, Elijah (Bahur, Elijah)
   Italian Hebrew philologist, grammarian and lexicog-rapher. He was born in Neustadt but spent most of his life in Italy, where he taught Hebrew. Numerous Christian humanists, such as Cadinal Egidio da Viterbo, were his students. He also served as proofreader for the Protestant Hebraist Paul Fagius in Isny. He wrote studies of Hebrew grammar, lexicographical works, and a Yiddish-Hebrew dictionary. In addition he composed Hebrew and Yiddish poetry and produced various Yiddish translations.

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