Alexander Harkavy

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 heutigen Belarus); † 2. November 1939 in New York, war ein jiddischer Schriftsteller, Lexikograph und Linguist, der sich insbesondere nach seiner Emigration in die USA um die Erforschung und Pflege der jiddischen Sprache am YIVO verdient gemacht hat.

Literatur

  • Dovid Katz: Alexander Harkavy and his trilingual dictionary. In: Alexander Harkavy: ייִדיש-ענגליש-העברעאישער ווערטערבוך (Yidish-english-hebreisher verterbukh) / Yiddish-English-Hebrew Dictionary. A Reprint of the 1928 Expanded Second Edition. YIVO Institute for Jewish Research / Schocken Books, New York 1988. ISBN 0-8052-4027-6.

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