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ABRAHAM OF NIORT:

Talmudic commentator; lived at Niort (now in the department of Deux Sèvres), France, in the second half of the fourteenth century. Isaac de Lattes, in his chronicle "Sha'are Zion," refers to him as a notable scholar and commentator on the Talmud. The name of his native town is variously spelled in Hebrew literature; it appears, among other forms, as , which Gross identifies with Niort, the Latin Niortium.

Bibliography:
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, pp. 392, 618.
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