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

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The most comprehensive compilation and analysis of Ashkenazic given names ever! This 728-page book identifies more than 15,000 given names derived from just 735 root names. Each root name includes a detailed description of the origin (etymology) of the name, a list of the variant and derivative names displayed in a scheme that reveals how the variants evolved, and ...more
Hardcover, 682 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Avotaynu (first published 2001)
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Jun 21, 2012 LM rated it it was ok
I didn't really read this, but I checked it out from the library and looked up some names
before finding the organization too taxing to read through. Most versions of names I am
familiar with are listed under names spelled differently and unfamiliar to me so you can't
just sing the alphabet to yourself and look up basic names. You have to skim through and
read the tiny Hebrew and it is just a pain, plus I didn't learn anything I couldn't find in a
small handbook of Jewish names and their meaning
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