Legal document: Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.17

Legal document Yevr.-Arab. I 1700.17

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Legal record (#39). Engagement contract, outline. Extremely abbreviated. "The groom: Elʿazar b. Shemarya. The girl (bride): Khawātī. Early marriage payment: 3(?) dinars. Delayed marriage payment: 5 dinars." The name "Khawātī" is unusual and literally means "my sisters." A woman by the name of Sitt al-Khawāt is known from another document. (Information in part from Goitein's notes.)