Re: The given name Lipman #general

Ury Link <uryl@...>

Dear Genners,
The name Lipman as a given name is a very old Jewish-German name. The name
is a nickname to the Hebrew names Eliezer and Elazar (it can also be a
nickname to the Hebrew names Uri and Yom-Tov). The resones that it is a
nickname to Eliezer and Elazar are very simple, (E)liezer and (E)lazar
become Lezer and Luser in the Middle ages and than it go over to the first
letter L and become Lipman or Liebman and also Lipa.The source of the names
are the German word Liebe (man) what mean :Love,to Love, Beloved. It are few
variants of this given name: Lieverman 1135 in Koln, Lefman 1139 also in
Koln, Liepman 1263 in Dortmund, Lipman 1350 in Nurnberg, Lieberman 1372 in
Koln, Liebman in 1400 in Oppenheim, Liebmanne in 1405 in Bad Kreuznach and
more ,all the towns are in Germany. It can also coming >from the German word
Lippe what mean Lips, I know that in few German books the give the source of
the name Lipman as get out >from the word Lippe. Another suggestion is that
it come >from the name of the river the Lippe in Westphalia Germany. The
last two sample are for German given names that also are in used in the
Middle ages by not Jewish people. Lipman is also a nickname to the Hebrew
name Uri and this combination is also old. I think that the reasons are ,
the translation of the name Uri to German is: (mein) Licht (My Light) and
this word begin with the letter L the begin letter of Lipman. It can also be
that the first letter of Uri is Alef and the begin letter of Ahuv (loved) is
also Alef and Ahuv in German is Lieb ,and so we have the name Liebman or
Lipman.The last two explanation about Uri and Lipman are only my suggestion
and if it is not correct it is only my error.Why the combination Yom-Tov
Lipman is I don't know,I try to find it but I have until today not a good
argument for it.It can that the combination is given to honore of the famos
Rabbi of Prag Rabbi Yom-Tov Lipman Muelhausen how was Rabbi in Prag in the
14-15 century and after him also in Prag Rabbi Yom -Tov Lipman Heller in the
16 century.
Best regards
Ury Link

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