QUESTION: Hi. I was wondering if you – as someone who is seemingly interested in Lashon Hakodesh, and the structure and roots of the wording of the language-, if you have ever chanced upon a sefer called דור הפלגה written by ר דוד פרובינצאלי in which he explores words in different languages that are based/rooted – in his opinion – in Lashon Hakodesh.
In אור החיים חכמי ישראל וספריהם he suggests that he is a brother of the famous ר’ משה פרובינצאלו. he then lists his seforim and includes the above-mentioned “dor Hapalaga”. They are all also quoted in Ben Yaakov’s Ozar Hasefarim, and I even came across some examples of this sefer in R’ Yechezkel Fievels Toldos Adam, but have yet to see it in its entirety.