Even-Shoshan Dictionary

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The Hebrew dictionary by Avraham Even-Shoshan, commonly known as the Even-Shoshan dictionary, was first published (1948–1952) as "מִלּוֹן חָדָשׁ" (milon khadash, "A New Dictionary"), later (1966–1970) as "הַמִּלּוֹן הֶחָדָשׁ" (hamilon hekhadash, "The New Dictionary"), and finally (2003, well after his death) as "מִלּוֹן אֶבֶן־שׁוֹשָׁן" (milon even-shoshan, "The Even-Shoshan Dictionary;").

Throughout its history, the Even-Shoshan Dictionary has had great success among Hebrew speakers.


The Even-Shoshan Dictionary is written fully vowelized, and not just in ktiv maleh, because ktiv maleh may change the meaning slightly. For example, in the word "להניח" ('lehaniach'), if the ה ('heh') has a patach under it, it means "to cause rest;" while if it has a kamatz under it, it means "to place."[1]

The dictionary contains over 70,000 words.


  1. ^ Orach Chaim 25:7.