- Miesas, Matisyohu
- (1885-1945)Galician Yiddish semiologist. He was born in Pshemeshl, Galicia. At a language conference held at Czernowitz in 1908 he gave a paper on the scientific analysis of Yiddish; this was the first such study to be written in the language itself. His publications include Enstehungsursache der judischen Dialekte, Die jiddische Sprache and Die Gesetze der Schriftgeschichte.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.