List or table: T-S Ar.30.218

List or table T-S Ar.30.218

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Two bifolia containing several items of interest. First: A glossary of Spanish/Ladino words from Judaeo-Arabic, including a great number of foods, but also numbers, days of the week, colors, and miscellanous terms (malīḥa --> hermosa; sūq --> plaza; saḥab --> nube; ramād --> ceniza). Second: Drafts of beginnings of letters, including one apparently addressed to Shūʿa Levi Abū לייה ha-Levi al-Marḥūm (but this can't be completely correct, because marḥūm generally means "dead"), and another addressed to the apparently nonsensical תומוסל כא ן זֿירה and יאקות ן תלזֿם. Third: Writing exercises. Dating: Probably 18th or 19th century. Needs further examination.