Re: A Jewish boy in the Czar's Army #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>

On Wed, 27 Dec 2000 03:09:07, btestware@... (Martin Green)

...The local "healer" (does anyone know who that might have been? a
midwife? a rebbe? and does anyone know what this medicine man/woman
was called?)...
A "znakhor" was a practitioner of folk medicine in the old country.
I think this must be a Slavic term.
I have never seen it in Russian, and it is not in either of my Russian
dictionaries; nor is it Czech. It is Polish, and means "witch doctor",
more or less.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

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