Re: The SEGAL name and Levites #general
Stan Goodman <safeqSPAM_FOILER@...>
Just like the guilds which started to appear during the Medieval, the.... because they were all Levites, of course.
The Hebrew root Samakh Gimel Lamed is expressed in many words
(seventeen entries, even in the one-volume Even-Shoshan dictionary),
and not in all cases is it easy to see the common thread. Most of
these lexical possibilities have by now been proposed in this
discussion, although a prominent exception is the meaning "a
triangular arrangement of three dots, used as a vowel indication below
Hebrew consonants in an auxiliary writing system of medieval
invention". It is only a matter of time until somebody mentions a
three-dot birthmark on the cheek or forehead of Aharon haKohen,
progenitor of all the Levites.
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania
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