ḤALAYO, DAVID BEN SAMUEL:
Probably a son of the Samuel Ḥalayo of Bersak () who was in correspondence with Simon ben Ẓemaḥ Duran. David, who was a ḥazzan or cantor, was a pupil of Simon Duran, and it was at his suggestion that the latter wrote the commentary on Isaac Ghayyat's "Baruk Asher Ashash." David extols this commentary in verses.
- T. Morali, Ẓofnat, i. 8, Berlin, 1897. Concerning a David Ḥalayo who flourished about 1363, see Steinschneider, Hebr. Bibl. xiii. 75.