Re: Given Names Khaya-Mura & Ekha #general
I think that my own personacl experience could be of use here. My fulltoggle quoted message Show quoted text
Hebrew name is Chaim Meir Charutz. I was named after my late
grsndmother, whoee name was Chaya-Meira.
While my gm came >from a small town in Lithuania and not fom Kiev, the
principle is thee same.Im one place it was written ss Meira, in another
as Mura. However, I was given to understand that the combination was not
uncommon among Eastern European Jews, at least during the 19th century.
BTW, there is a major linguistuc difference between rhe name Chaya aand
the wword in the book of Genesis "chayei Sara"
Chaya has two related meanings; "alive" or "animal". "Chayei Sarah"
means "the life of Sarah"
At 10:25 AM -0700 8/3/06, Steve Orlen wrote:
In Kiev, a relative of mine appears on a document as Khaya-Mura