Is there an online glossary anywhere that explains important Talmudic terms, with similar scope to the Practical Talmud Dictionary? I'm more interested in an Aramaic-English resource, but Aramaic-Hebrew would be useful as well.

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There's also the Jastrow online.


But that might be overkill, by the standards of Frank.

  • It's actually missing something that R' Frank provides, which is a treatment of common phrases, as used in context. But whoa! I didn't know this resource existed, and I'm very happy to see it.
    – Isaac Moses
    May 16, 2011 at 17:50
  • Most (if not all) of the common phrases are also in Jastrow -- you just need to look them up under the key word of the given phrase (which granted isn't always easy to ascertain)
    – Curiouser
    May 16, 2011 at 19:49
  • Has not been working at least for the past week (as of Aug 12 2018). I found no contact on the domain. Thanks @Shmuel_Goldstein the Wikisource one is good, and is digitized! Aug 12, 2018 at 13:57

i have a gemara glossary and a rashi glossary online


  • I'm getting a PHP error when I try to access the above link. Since you seem to own this site I figured you's want to know. Jul 11, 2014 at 15:48

Wikisource has A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature

  • Note that this is a digitized version of Jastrow's dictionary, which was the subject of @Curiouser's answer
    – Joel K
    May 28, 2018 at 9:54

For Aramaic/Hebrew, the Aruch and the Maarich might be useful.


Also in the possible overkill category is Yad Malachi, which is available freely and publicly on hebrewbooks.org and also included in the Bar Ilan database. It explains terms, logical structures, patterns, and methodology of the G'mara.


Not comprehensive, but there's Hebrew Wiktionary's "language of Chazal" category and its subcategory "lines from the Talmud".


There is a list of Gemara words and their translation on E-chinuch.org.

You can link to it here: Key Word List

On that website there are others that have key Gemara words explained in greater detail as well.

You will need to do a search which can be linked here: Search of Gemara Words


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