Re: [Cz-L] Steinberg

From: Paul Heger <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:13:11 +0200
To: hardy <>
Reply-To: Paul Heger <>


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

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 6:33 AM, hardy <> wrote:

> Alex
> it is not hurl but url
> From Hebrew Arel meaning
> uncircumcised
> Hardy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexander Gelman []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:53 AM
> To: Taylor, Miriam R
> Cc: Ruth Levin; hardy; Charles Polak; Shelley; Czernowitz Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Steinberg
> Very interesting.
> Brought something from my childhood. I was with my grandma in some office
> in
> Chernowitz. We were standing with other people and one lady said to my
> grandma "Daber nischt, der hurl is a meivin". I later asked my grandma
> what
> that means. She translated: "do not talk, the goy understands". Later when
> I
> studied Hebrew I understand how this phrase was composed except for the
> mapping of hurl into a goy
> Alex
> Alexander D. Gelman, PhD
> Email:
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