JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish Translation :"khe" suffixes #general

Alexander Sharon

"Evertjan wrote
However, is there a Hebrew or Arameic source possibility?
No, its pure Russian.

"Russian" wife of a merchant (kupets) was known as kupchikha, wife of a
tailor (patnoy) was known as partnikha, mill owner (mielnik) as
mielnichikha, female cook (male: povar) is known as povarikha, and so on.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab

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