First Name "Benche" #general


KissenaBlvd@...
 

Dear Group,

There is some dispute as to what my grandfather's Hebrew name was.
Cousins called him Benche -- with the "che" pronounced as in "chest."
I presume Benche is a nickname. But a nickname for what? If it is
relevant, he was born in Novogrudok, in northwest Minsk gubernia, in 1896.

Ira Leibowitz
Bethesda, Md.


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Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Ira Leibowitz wrote as follows:

"There is some dispute as to what my grandfather's Hebrew name was.
Cousins called him Benche -- with the "che" pronounced as in "chest."
I presume Benche is a nickname. But a nickname for what?"

The Yiddish name "Benche" is a kinui (nickname) for the Hebrew name
BenZion. There are various other similar diminutive kinuim such as
Bentsl, Bentshl, Bentse, and Bentsil.

Prof. G. L. Esterson
Ra'anana, Israel


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 2/10/01 5:28:27 PM Eastern Standard Time,
jerry@vms.huji.ac.il writes:

<< The Yiddish name "Benche" is a kinui (nickname) for the Hebrew name
BenZion. There are various other similar diminutive kinuim such as
Bentsl, Bentshl, Bentse, and Bentsil. >>

Yes, of course, now I recall hearing that name. It is >from Ben-Zion.

It obviously is not (at least usually) derived >from Baynish/Baruch/Benedict

Michael Bernet, New York

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