JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Could Sampson be the same name as Samuel? #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>

Sally Bruckheimer wrote on 16 aug 2007 in soc.genealogy.jewish:Sam is Sam is Sam.

There is this joke about the Amsterdam rabbi, saying:
"Samsam, Sam?"

Meaning in that joke:
"Dear Samuel, let's devide this equally". [The Amsterdam local Yiddish word
"samsam" originated >from the Malay "sama-sama", and is >from the indoeuropean
root *sam, that also lead to the English "same".]

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
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