No one is intending to hang on you for your lovely interpretation.
Personally, I believe that the elusive Chace is a simple old name Chaskel,
which has been lost in the translation and transliteration processes.
Please don't hang on me either.
"Ury Link" <email@example.com> wrote :
Ilya Zeldes asked:
<< I have a record for a male person >from Vitebsk, Russia, whose first
name was Chace (I think, it was pronounced as Kh-a-s-e). I presume it's
an Yiddish name. Kaganoff lists Chase, but gives no explanation. Beider is
not available locally, so I was unable to check it out. What is the Hebrew,
Russian and English equivalent of this name? What it means? Any
The name is listed in some divorce books as : Kashe ( Kuf - Alef - Shin -
Alef),also is a name Kashina (Kuf -Alef - Shin - Nun- - Alef) and Kusha)
Kuf - Vav - Shin - Alef). Mr.Alexander Beider give the explanation: "
that it can get out >from the given name Kaza (Kashe in Yiddish),this name
seems to be Polish hypocoristic form of some given name beginning with
Ka" ButMr Beider don't give any sample to the Ka.
It can also ,and this is my opinion, that the name is derived >from the
name Krasa (Kuf - Reish - Samech - Alef) .Elazar Mintz in his book "Get
Mesudar" give the explanation that the name Krasa is derived >from the
Greek word Grace (Grazia in Latin)and it mean beautiful. It can that
this name is coming to Eastern Europe through Italy, Spain, South
France and Germany but I don't find any evidence for this until know. In
this case if I am right it can happened that the hard letter Reish is
disappear and we get the name Kasha or Kashe. Another possibility is that
the name is derived >from the Yiddish (or Polish or perhaps Russian)) word
Katshke ,a name that also is finding in divorce books and it mean I think
a bird or a duck .In this case the T and the K are disappear.
All the 3 possibility's are plausible for me. If it is derived >from Krasa
than is the Hebrew "equivalent" Yafa and if it is coming >from Katshke than
it is the "equivalent" Zipora.
All what I write is only my opinion and pleas don't hang me if I am wrong.