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Digitale Suchstrategien in der arabischen Papyrologie

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The chapter discusses the digital search strategies of Arabic papyrology based on three problems: Marīna "oil tank", not barnīya "container" (search on the rasm), "the price at which God supplies you and receives" (search on lemma and root), and usual and personal deviations from the standard language (truncated search). The authors have already entered the published Quṣayr documents in the Arabic papyrology Database (http://www.ori.uzh.ch/apd) while working on this volume. The Jewish-Arab Business letters from the Cairene Genizah are looking very different in Hebrew script. But their language is directly parallel to that of Quṣayr documents. Almost all the received Genizah documents are recognized in full text in Princeton Genizah Project and Friedberg Genizah Project. Apart from the documents, the thesaurus d'épigraphie islamique (http://www.epigraphie-islamique.org) helps in reading of letter writing of course only limited, but it includes inscriptions. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Arabic papyrology Database; Cairene Genizah; digital search strategies; Hebrew script; Jewish-Arab Business letters; Quṣayr documents

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