*re: The given name Mali and its_Hebrew Equivalent #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>


Probably this was mentioned on this list many time: there isn't such a thing=
as the EXACT equivalent of a secular name to a Hebrew one or vice versa.=
Mali could be anything in Hebrew, like Malka, Miryam or even names which do=
not start with mem. As far as I know Mali is the pet name for Amalia or=
Amalie, thus names beginning with alef would be candidates too. Or, since=
Amalia's root is the old German word "amal", meaning "work" or=
"industrious", any Hebrew translation would fit too.

If you search JewishGen's archive of stored messages <http://data.jewishgen.=
org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop> you will find 32 which mention and=
discuss Mali.

Good luck

At 23:05 -0500 02.11.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: The given name Mali and its_Hebrew Equivalent
From: Amos Israel Zezmer <amos.zezmer@...>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 18:10:50 -0200
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear fellow H-Siggers,

If any of you have a relative with the given name of "M=B7li" among your
ancestors, I would be interested to know what her Hebrew given name was.
I am in the process of restoring my great grandmother's tombstone, upon
which are the names of her parents. The only letter in her mother's name
to have withstood the ravages of time is the Hebrew letter "Mem." The
rest has remained a mystery, although I have managed to narrow it down
to two options.
Amos Zezmer
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

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