RUSSELL PROPST <rmpropst@...>
In a 9 May 2018 post, Judith Singer asked about the given name
"Irsza" in Lithuanian.
A couple of additional resources for given names are:
Alexander Beider, A dictionary of Ashkenazic given names:
their origins, structure, pronunciation, and migrations
(Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, Inc., 2001).
Alexander Beider, Handbook of Ashkenazic given names and their
variants (Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, 2009).
The second book lists "Irsz (Hirsh)" on page 193 in a Google
The Lithuanian Given Names Database on LitvakSIG.org lists
"Girsas" and "Hirsas" as local secular names for "Hirsh."
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