JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What is the meaning of the kof-heh-apostrophe honorific on a tombstone? #general


Roger Browdy
 

I have a photo of a headstone in NorthEast Hungary (at the time - now Slovak
Republic), >from 1884. Before the name of the decedent and before the name of his
father is the abbreviation: "kof-heh-apostrophe." I am curious about the kof-heh
apostrophe honorific used before both names. It is unlikely to stand for Kohen as
they would have just used the final nun instead of abbreviating it. Also, if he was
a Kohen, there would likely have been a carving of the priestly hands, rather than
a tree at the top. Has anyone seen this abbreviation before?

Roger Browdy
Washington, DC

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