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What is a "FARIBLE" (Yiddish?) #general


Yigal Rechtman <yigal@...>
 

Hello,

What is a "FARIBLE" or "FARIEVEL"? We think it's Yiddish but we are not
sure if the origin of the word are not Dutch or even Russian.

Thanks.

-Yigal Rechtman
rechtman@...
www.rechtman.com
www.rechtman.info


Bernard Lowe
 

in article 3D53EA2E.9050103@..., Yigal Rechtman at
yigal@... wrote on 8/9/02 10:06 PM:
Hello,
What is a "FARIBLE" or "FARIEVEL"? We think it's Yiddish but we are not
sure if the origin of the word are not Dutch or even Russian.
Thanks.
Yigal Rechtman

"Farible" is the Yiddish word meaning "to do someone wrong", or to "slight"
or "insult" a person, or conversely to feel slighted or wronged. It comes
from the German übel = bad, thus "verübeln" meaning "to take something
amiss". Verübel = farible.

Bernard Lowe
Merion, PA


Abbescam@...
 

My grandmother >from Latvia who spoke mostly Yiddish
as I was growing up used to have a word that
sounded to me like "FRIBBLE" that meant "a petty grudge"
or "having a problem with someone". Such as:

Person A - Why does Sadie talk so badly about Moshe?

Person B -- Oh, she's just got FRIBBLES since he embarassed her
at the Bar Mitzvah last year.

Hope this helps!

Abbe M. Longman
King of Prussia, PA
searching: BASS (Latvia), ROSENGARTEN (Latvia), SNYDER (Latvia), LONGMAN, COOPER, COOPERSMITH, FRIEMAN, DRUYAN (Latvia).