JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Vedemosti #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>

On Tue, 5 Dec 2000 15:17:27, lazer@... (Bert Lazerow) opined:

Someone asked about a Jewish "vidimosti". I remember
that in Tsarist Russia, newspapers were published in each province
called something like Vedemosti Gubernski; so the word might
mean something like "newspaper", "report", or "gazette", and
might be the name of a Russian Jewish newspaper.
The above merely confuses the issue. The similarity of the words is
only superficial; the respective first syllables of "vidimost'"
(appearance) and "vedomost'", note spelling, (gazette) are >from
different roots; the question was about "vidimost'", and the context
was "Jewish appearance".

"Vedomost' Gubern'skaya" would indeed mean Provincial Gazette.

For the record, there is no such word as "vedemost'".

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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