[Cz-L] Medecine

Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 07:32:59 +0300

Being sick in Czernowitz.
   Sick in yiddish is Krank (German).
  But "hoben a Krenk " was not describing a malady but rather
   a financial situation - " not having a thing ".
    Bankes and Pioukes (from the Ukr.) were cupping glasses and leeches
   kept by barbers .
      Barbers were called Parikmachers in Ukrainean from
     Peruckenmacher (Ger) . From here the Yiddish term Parich.
      Parich was a kind of skin malady of the scalp but came to
   describe a status as Krenk : "er hot a Parich " - he doesn't have a
     Then there was the Kile for Hernia with its derivates: Kilewatsch,
      Kilejodne ,Kilebendel.
      And of course if you had a loose stomach you had the Srachke (Ukr).
      Srachke you got if you drank cold water after eating pears.
      This is what my Babe told me.
        She was a wonder healer from here" Babske "medications.
         Once she applied charcoal dust to a unstoppable bleeding
          on my brothers leg.
            He got a severe blood poisining and had to go to the hospital.
           We also said :Frisch, gesind in meschige.
           Seits mir gesind

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