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Rebbetzin Zamenhof?

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, January 10, 1999, 1:20

i was just reading a book on the history of the hebrew language recently,
and it said that "it is believed that this ending influenced Zamenhof,
the creator of Esperanto, to choose the suffix -edzin to denote a
'married woman'."

The "this ending" it's talking about is the _-tzin_ at the end of the
Yiddish word _rebbetzin_, meaning "wife of the rabbi".

So, i don't get can you have a suffix for a married
woman?  What does that mean?  What's it used for?


-Stephen (Steg)

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