Re: Given name Anuta from Bessarabia #bessarabia


Jon Seligman
 

Kinna Hura as “God Willing” still retains some of its original sentiment, though seems to have travelled a bit. The phrase 'kayn ayin horeh' (קײן עין־הרע) is a mixed Yiddish/Hebrew phrase meaning ‘no/without the evil eye’. It is used superstitiously to avoid the bad effects of the evil eye if you chance across good fortune (a bit like the Christian ‘knock on wood’). In modern Hebrew use it has become ‘Bli Ayin Ha’ra’ (בלי עין הרע).

 

Jon Seligman

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.