chat; weird names; conlanging,the ultimate feminist subversion
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 4, 1999, 0:32|
On Tue, 3 Aug 1999 19:56:09 -0400 nicole perrin <nicole.perrin@...>
>> Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote:
>> > I may be able to do this for other people if they can tell me what
>> > their name means in a language I understand.
>> Well, Nik is short for "Nicholas" which is Greek for "Victory of the
>> People", my middle name is Paul, which I forget what it means, and
>> surname is Taylor which means "tailor", of course. :-)
okay, here goes me i guess:
Tzvi-hersh - Hebrew-Yiddish compound which should mean "oryx-deer", but
since my family can't spell and wrote it with /E/ instead of /i/ the
Yiddish part means something like "rule/dominion".
Efrayim - from the root for "to be fruitful"; some kind of weird noun
pattern with the dual suffix.
Stephen - from a Greek word meaning "to crown/encircle"
Elliot - according to my name dictionary, probably from Hebrew Eliyahu
(Elijah) "my God is God" or Elisha "God is my deliverance"
Belsky - a Russification of Yiddish/German _vaisman_, "whitey"
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