Modern English-Hebrew Dictionary

Avraham Zilkha

Publisher: Yale University Press

This comprehensive and up-to-date English-Hebrew dictionary is designed for easy use, speed, and accuracy. Its 30,000 entries include many contemporary technical terms, recently coined Hebrew words, and translations for common idioms. It is the first English-Hebrew dictionary to address the need of its users to match words that have multiple meanings with their exact Hebrew equivalents. By listing various meanings of each English word and providing the corresponding Hebrew for each, the Modern English-Hebrew Dictionary enables its readers to capture the appropriate meaning of the English word to be translated with greater accuracy and confidence than ever before.

The dictionary features:

• 30,000 entries

• user-friendly listings for accurately translating words with multiple


• many newly coined and slang words

• common idioms

• detailed preposition entries

• handy, easy-to-read format

• clear, meticulous vocalization of Hebrew words

• useful acronyms

• gender identification and plural forms of irregular nouns

“Complete, accurate, precise, and up-to-date, this is an excellent English-to-Hebrew dictionary that stands apart for its handling of entries with multiple meanings.”

-Daniel Lefkowitz, University of Virginia

“A remarkably rich dictionary, equally helpful for Hebrew professors and students as well as laypersons.”

-Yair Mazor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

“This user-friendly English-Hebrew dictionary is the first to address the problem of choosing the exact Hebrew word for an English word with multiple meanings. A valuable volume for home, office, or school use.”

-Dr. Sadok Masliyah, Hebrew Branch Chief, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA

Avraham Zilkha is associate professor of Hebrew and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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