Language and personal names
|Date:||Wednesday, September 23, 1998, 6:54|
Steg Belsky wrote:
> I can't really help with this, but a friend of mine's lastname is Nemes,
> Nemesh originally (pre-immigration). It might have something to do with
>Nemesh in Hebrew is "freckle" - don't know if that helps.
> Also, i just learned that, interestingly, Hebrew is one of the few(?)
> languages to refer to Gypsys by their own name, _Romanim_ (from Romany
I've never heard that. The word I've heard is tzo'anim - IIRC, some
obscure Biblical term chosen because of its similarity to Zigeune.