A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names: Their Origins, Structure, Pronunciation, and Migrations

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Avotaynu, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 682 pages
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Dictionary of 7000 Ashkenazic given names from the 11th century to the present. Names are traced to specific localities at specific times. Includes a history of Yiddish and a history of Ashkenazic Jews and their migrations. Also includes information of borrowings from non-Jewish groups.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
xiii
Special Symbols Used
xxiii
Given Names in the Ashkenazic Tradition
1
Initial Development of Names
20
Creation of Hypocoristic and Pet Forms
46
Phonetic Changes
103
Origin of Ashkenazic Communities
152
Principal Sources
214
Double Given Names in Northeastern Poland
230
Most PopularGiven Names in Lomza and Ostrow Mazowiecka
231
Transliteration Rules
237
Yiddish Names in Eastern Europe
244
Most Ancient References to Masculine Names
245
Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names
259
Index to Masculine Names in the References
634
Index to Feminine Names in the References
662

Examples of Graphic Errors in RN and REA
224
Copyright

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