Re: Yiddish name Shayva #general
Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
Sheva is most certainly a name. Old Ashkenazim would pronounce it Shave-a,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
but most Hebrew speakers otday use the Sephardi pronunciation, so it would
be pronunced Shev-a. Not all sources agree that the source of the name is a
diminutive for Bat-Sheva or Elisheva. Some trace it to Sheva, the number
seven, which has a lot of mystical, spiritual, metaphysical and traditional
significance in Judaism.
I apologize on behalf of cantors everywhere.
All the Best,
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