"Since the CAL covers so many different Aramaic dialects with varying spelling systems, we have had to adopt a spelling convention for our lemmas (headwords) that is often at odds with those found in individual dialect dictionaries. Thus we have implemented this page to enable users easily to find CAL entries corresponding to those in whatever earlier dictionary they might be using. Enter the page number of the dictionary and see a list of all lemmas currently corresponding to that page.* You may also use this for collation among dictionaries where cross references are scant or missing. For example, where is one to find the word לחתא (Jastrow p. 705 "splint bone") in DJBA? (Answer: CAL lemma lḥt, DJBA לוחתא.) For multi-volume Dictionaries without sequential pagination, enter the page number as e.g., "1:134, 2:212.""Now to tinker with it and see how it works.
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