If one goes through the citations in the Milon Even Shoshan, one might see references to words from the Yerushalmi with attribution like this:

image of relevant text from the dictionary

Please zoom in and look at the entry for pileish, on the last line of the right column of page 1298. The reference is to ירושלמי סוכה נג ד

The amud is "dalet". I had it explained to me that an early printing of the Yerushalmi was in 4 columns so the citation for amud is to the particular column.

However, I vaguely recall a Yerushalmi in which there were quadrants on the page. I don't know if I am remembering some version of the text described in this question, or it there is another layout of the Yerushalmi using quadrants which specifically explains the aleph-dalet amud references. Does anyone know of a quadrant based layout specifically for the Yerushalmi?

  • The reference to ammud gimmel usually refers to pages with more than one column per page.
    – mevaqesh
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 16:20

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The reference is to the pages of the Venice printing of the Talmud Yerushalmi (5283/1523). Each folio is divided into four columns, two on each side of the page, and these are the numbers of the amud (1 and 2 on the front, 3 and 4 on the back).

The sentence quoted from page 53d (Sukka, chapter 3, law 6) appears in the middle of the left column of this page.

Below is a picture of a newer, clearer typeset maintaining the original Venice pagination.

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  • @Oliver Interestingly the division into columns is off by a few words
    – b a
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 20:46
  • Part of the reason I only wrote “pagination” ;) (hope still useful)
    – Oliver
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 21:03

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