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MEÏR B. SOLOMON B. DAVID:

Grammarian of the end of the thirteenth century. He wrote a short but interesting grammatical work, which is extant only in a manuscript formerly in the possession of Halberstam, but now in the Montefiore Library (No. 410, 3; see "R. E. J." xiv. 788). In the preface he states that the author of the Hebrew grammar entitled "Petaḥ Debarai" was his grandfather. Purposing to summarize some of the elements of Hebrew grammar, Meïr discusses, in seven chapters, transitive and intransitive verbs, the meaning of the "hif'il," the "pi'el," and the other derived stems, and the pronominal suffixes of the verbs. As he says in the preface, he intended thereby to prepare for his own use an aid to study, and to consider problems which had not been treated in the work of his grandfather, referred to above.

Bibliography:
  • W. Bacher, in R. E. J. x. 140 et seq.
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