Stonegrave...words #general


ada01@...
 

In response to Mr. Ouziel question,

Can any one explain the meaning of three words I saw
on my Gfather grave.(Hebrew letters).
beth-shin-teth...mem-he-ayin...caph-he-lamed.
here are my suggestions:

beth-shin-teth
"beshem tov" - with good name, good reputation (considered more important
than all the money and other possessions, nobody takes with him to
the other world...)

"caph-he-lamed"
"Khai leshona" - in Aramic: meaning "beze halashon", in these words.

"mem-he-ayin"
Michtav Ha'iti - >from the inscription of time

I would also like to draw your attention to something I posted about
abbreviations and terms used to be inscribed on Jewish Tombstones in Poland,
at my web page:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/ABB.HTM
I welcome any comments/corrections/additions...

I encountered nearly most of theses terms while deciphering
inscriptions found on remnants of matzevot >from the cemetery of Grodzisk
Mazowieczki and Gombin (Gabin).

The list was compiled >from various sources and kind Jewishgenners also helped
me a while ago when I made some inquiries regarding some terms I couldn't
decipher.
There are still two abbreviations I ask the wise council of JewishGen
to advise what they stand for:

*Bet Ayin He Mem Khet

*Samech Gimel Lamed

Shalom,

Ada Holtzman
E-mail: ada01@netvision.net.il
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


David Shapiro <dshapiro@...>
 

At 11:11 AM 11/21/98 PST, ada01@netvision.net.il wrote:
There are still two abbreviations I ask the wise council of JewishGen
to advise what they stand for:

*Bet Ayin He Mem Khet
Ba'al Hamechaber i.e. "the author of..."(followed by the name of a book)

*Samech Gimel Lamed
This has been discussed in the past, and has been interpreted as sgan
lviah or sgan likehuna, but in any case indicated a levite and is the source of the surname Segal.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Stephen Rabinowitz <srabinow@...>
 

ada01@netvision.net.il wrote in message ...
In response to Mr. Ouziel question,

Can any one explain the meaning of three words I saw
on my Gfather grave.(Hebrew letters).
beth-shin-teth...mem-he-ayin...caph-he-lamed.
here are my suggestions:
<snip>
"mem-he-ayin"
Michtav Ha'iti - >from the inscription of time
another possibility - - - min ha'olam - - - >from the world
<snip
There are still two abbreviations I ask the wise council of JewishGen
to advise what they stand for:

*Bet Ayin He Mem Khet
possibly - - - baal ha-mechaber - - - the author of a book

*Samech Gimel Lamed
this is sgan levayah a Levite, the basis of the family name Siegel

Steve Rabinowitz
Great Neck, NY
srabinow "at" ix.netcom.com