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Language and personal names

From:vardi <vardi@...>
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 > it. >
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 > "romano").
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.