RE: [Cz-L] Pavolye; Alevai

From: cornel fleming <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:08:26 +0100
To: 'Charles Rosner' <>, 'Czernowitz Genealogy and History' <>
Reply-to: cornel fleming <>

i was once told that alevai came from Hebrew and means " that g<d should
hear " cornel

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[] On Behalf Of Charles Rosner
Sent: 26 June 2008 11:51
To: Czernowitz Genealogy and History
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Pavolye; Alevai

I remember that, when I was a child, my father used to say "Pavolye mit di
fette hend" (slow down with your greasy hands = not so fast) whenever I came
in running and quickly tried to grab something on the table... Of course,his
mother tongue was Yiddish from Wiznitz; he only came to Cz-er German as a
teenager after WW1, when they moved to Czernowitz.
Does anyone know whether "Alevai!" (Let it be real/true!) is Yiddish, old
Hebrew or anything else?

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