RE: [Cz-L] Steinberg

From: hardy <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:12:55 +0200
To: 'Paul Heger' <>
Reply-To: hardy <>

Is Pleite Yiddish ?
How ? from what ?

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Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Steinberg


Yiddish has absorbed words and concepts from the languages of in which they
lived, but has also contributed some to the host languages. A few examples:
Ganoven, Behemoth (for huge machines), er hat 'Pleite" gemacht (he went
broke), and Schlamassel from Schlimmazel (Bad luck) in Germany. "Schlep"
for some tiring task in the USA colloquial English.
 Paul/Pessach Heger

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