25 December 1906
|Died||8 August 1984
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Alma mater||The College for Hebrew Teachers (now the David Yellin Academic College of Education) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Occupation||Linguist and lexicographer|
Avraham Even-Shoshan (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם אֶבֶן שׁוֹשָׁן; 1906–1984) was a Russian-born Hebrew linguist and lexicographer, compiler of the Even-Shoshan dictionary, one of the foremost dictionaries of the Hebrew language.
Rosenstein managed to avoid the British restrictions on Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine and settled there in 1925, where he changed his name to Even-Shoshan, a translation of Rosenstein, and initially worked as a laborer. He studied at the College for Hebrew Teachers (now the David Yellin Academic College of Education) in Jerusalem and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In 1946-58, Even-Shoshan compiled HaMilon HeHadash (New Dictionary of the Hebrew Language), which became known as the Even-Shoshan Dictionary. The completed dictionary consisted of 24,698 main entries. He was also the author of the Even-Shoshan concordance and co-author of the Bialik concordance.
- In 1978, Even-Shoshan was awarded the Israel Prize, for language.
- In 1981, he was the co-recipient (jointly with Zev Vilnay) of the Bialik Prize for Jewish thought.
- A New Concordance of the Bible: Thesaurus of the Language of the Bible, Hebrew and Aramaic, Roots, Words, Proper Names Phrases and Synonyms (1984)