I knew a Russian-Jewish couple from Harbin, the Russian Hong-Kong. Her
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name was Manya, a Russian nickname for Marija.
On 9/1/2020 10:54 AM, Dr.Josef ASH wrote:
You may call it a nickname, I woud call it another, may be wrong,
In Hebrew the sister of Moses and Aharon is MiR'JaM (from the root
"mar" - bitter, or ram) with the accent on "a".
The Cristian world knows other Mirjam under the nickname Mariya (the
virgine, mother of Jesus)
In Russian the female names preferred to be finished on vowel and it
turns to be Merjama, Mirjama.
In Israel there is popular name Miri, Mira. These are nicknames.
May be we should discuss first the word's "nickname" meaning.
ps. What is Ann? n-n for the Hebrew Hana? Translation? or different
Josef ASH, Israel