Need Hungarian Translation Assistance #hungary


Vivian Kahn
 

I am transcribing 1848 Szepes census records and came across a puzzling =
occupation. Looks like petsetmetszo (with an accent on the =
second e and diacritic over the =
final o. Metszo is the root for the word =
engrave=. Pecset with an accent on =
the second e means seal (as in official seal, not the =
mammal). Is petsetmetszo or seal engraver some kind of archaic =
occupation?

Vivian Kahn=


HungarianRoots
 

Petsetmetszo would be spelled pecsetmetszo in our days. It is an archaic pr=
ofession, a person who makes seals by cutting them out >from a piece of meta=
l. (metszo meaning cutter. Not to be mistaken with the same word "Metszo" m=
eaning a ritual slaughterer/shochet)

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian/Private tour guide

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I am transcribing 1848 Szepes census records and came across a puzzling occ=
upation. Looks like petsetmetszo (with an accent on the second e and diacri=
tic over the final o. Metszo is the root for the word engrave=3D. Pecset w=
ith an accent on the second e means seal (as in official seal, not the mamm=
al). Is petsetmetszo or seal engraver some kind of archaic occupation?

Vivian Kahn