Menahem ben Saruk

(c. 910-c. 970)
   Spanish Hebrew lexicographer. He was born in Tortosa. He served as the secretary of Hasdai ibn Shaprut, but was dismissed and persecuted for his heretical views. His Mahberet, the first Hebrew dictionary, was attacked by Dunash ben Labrat.

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