Archevolti, Samuel

Archevolti, Samuel a Jewish writer of Padua who lived in the 16th century, is known for his labors in Hebrew philology. He is the author of a grammatical work, entitled ערוגת הבשם, an extensive grammar divided into thirty-two chapters, of which the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh chapters are devoted to the accents, the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth to the style, the thirtieth to stenography, and the thirty-first and thirty-second to the modern Hebrew metres. It was first published at Venice (1602, and often).' The thirty-second chapter-has been translated into Latin by Buxtorf, in his Kusari, p. 424 sq. Archevolti also wrote, דגל אהבה (Venice, 1551), an ethical work: — מעין גנים, The Fountains of the Gardens (ibid. 1553), a series of model pieces on Hebrew style. He also edited the Aruch of Nathan Jechiel (ibid. 1531). See First, Bibl. Jud. i, 49; Etheridge, Introduction to Hebrew Literature, p. 453; De Rossi, Dizionario Storico (Germ. transl.), p.46; Steinschneider. Bibliog. Handbuch, p."15; id. Catalogues Libr. Hebr. in Bibl. Bodleiana, p. 2405. (B. P.)

 
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