Re: Negocyant - Polish Occupation question #poland


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Rebecca Fenning of Los Angeles, CA asks on 27 July 2004 on the
meaning of *negocyant* as an occupation of her gt gt grandfather
Pinkas KALISCH >from Lwow [Lemberg].:

It means merchant or dealer and is derived >from the French "negotiant"
and also used in English and archaic Austrian-German ie someone who
negotiates prices.

Austrians used many French word in the 19th century and remember
Lemberg was part of the Habsburg Empire at that time.

Celia Male [UK]

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