Re: [Cz-L] Pavolye; Alevai

From: elhod <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:43:25 +0300
To: Charles Rosner <>, Czernowitz Genealogy and History <>
Reply-to: elhod <>

Hi Charles,

The word "Alevai" or "Halevai"or 'Lou" or "Mi iten, Halevai" are the same.
It means expressing a wish/hope, all of them come from Hebrew.
Yehudit Yerushalmi-Terris

---- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Rosner" <>
To: "Czernowitz Genealogy and History" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 1:51 PM
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?
> Regards,
> Charles

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