Re: Jewish In-laws #general
Ramon Pop <ramon@...>
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Just a few comments on what he told and I'd like to add a few terms.
First of all a mother-in-law appears very strong in the story of Ruth and
there they already used a term that Hebrew speakers still use. A
mother-in-law is a chamah (chet-mem-hey) (there's written in Ruth "chamota",
which means her mother-in-law). A father-in-law is a cham (chet-mem). A
brother-in-law is a Gis (gimel-yud-samech) and a sister-in-law is a Gisa
(gimel-yud-samech-hey). The terms for son-in-law and daughter-in-law are
chatan and kalah.
Ramon Pop, Amsterdam
In a message dated 1/20/2003 11:56:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,