Re: The Name Balamut or Balamuth #general


Alexander Sharon
 

Thomas Klein wrote:
i don't have a definitive answer, if there is such a thing, but the root of
MALAMUD is the word "melamed", which means teacher (usually of children) .
it could shift in pronunciation, but i would guess that BALAMUT, assuming an
ashkenazi, yiddish-speaking environment, would more likely be formed from
"ba'al amud" or "ba'al amot", meaning man of status or means or values.


Close enough, Tom.

Balamut in Russian means a troublemaker.

Best,
Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

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