Re: interesting given name #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 12:43:19 UTC, (ac) opined:

I've been typing up a list of names that I had rec'd >from the Odessa State
Archive. Jewish records were kept separate >from non-Jews hence this is a
"Jewish" name but new to me: Eios. The name shows up a few times. The list
was typed up at the archive >from their records. It was transliterated here.
The Cyrillic letters are the "backwards"N O C b.

Your take on this?

It should be transliterated differently. Firstly, I am reasonably sure that
your "backward N" has a diacritic mark above it, which makes it like the
consonant "Y". Put it with the other two letters, and it comes out "Yos",
obviously an abbreviation for "Josef"... "Yosef", in English phonetics.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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