Costaz, Louis (1903–1964)
Lebanese Jesuit scholar and compiler of the trinlingual Dictionnaire Syriaque-Français, Syriac-English, Suryani-ʿArabi (Beirut, 1963; 2nd ed. 1986 [unchanged]). This is based primarily on Brockelmann’s Lexicon Syriacum (1928) and is likewise organised by root. Costaz, who taught at the Seminary of St. Maron, Ghazir, also wrote a useful Grammaire syriaque (1955; 2nd ed. 1964 [with expanded index]), and edited, together with Paul Mouterde (of the Université Saint-Joseph), what is described as ‘a first selection’ of texts in vocalized W.-Syr. script, of a projected Anthologie syriaque under the general editorship of Michel Doumeth, a professor at the Université Libanaise (1955; no further volumes appeared); although this runs to only ca. 90 pages, it provides an excellent choice of texts, with brief introductions.
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Costaz, Louis,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Costaz-Louis.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Costaz, Louis.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Costaz-Louis.
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