Re: Natan Nate #general

Arnold Davidson

Dan Oren wrote:
A recent ViewMate posting of a tombstone with the name of "Natan Nate"
(Hebrew letters nun-taf-nunsofit nun-tet-ayin) raises the question for me
of the name nun-tet-ayin.

Is this typically meant as a nickname "Nate", an alternative to the formal name
of Natan or Nathan.
Or is this properly meant as a second given name, "Nateh", perhaps?
The person in question was my great-grandfather. His name, as written in
his ketuba, was spelled differently than that shown in the Viewmate posting.
On his ketuba it was spelled nun-taf-nunsofit nun-aleph-tet-aleph. The name
written in Latin characters on his passenger manifest was Notel. It appears
that, rather than a nickname, Nata or Nota was used as a second given name.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach

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