need help translating person's title #yiddish #names


Aline Petzold
 

I have come across a notation  of items sent to a relative of my grandmother's in Romania.  She referred to the person as " Mimà Feiga".  I assume that this is Yiddish.  Can anyone tell me what the title " Mimà" means?


Valentin Lupu
 

Although I do not know Yiddish, in my family who spoke Romanian Yiddish, Mima was used for aunt.
Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Percy Mett
 

In Polish Yiddish, mima = aunt

Perets Mett
London


From: Aline Petzold
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 11:32:44 EDT 

I have come across a notation  of items sent to a relative of my grandmother's in Romania.  She referred to the person as " Mimà Feiga".  I assume that this is Yiddish.  Can anyone tell me what the title " Mimà" means?

 


Chana Bonn
 

In my family, our aunts were called "mima" and our uncles "fetter".  


Norma Klein
 

Fetter=vetter is german for cousin.


Dena and Hadar Matmon
 

Mima is “aunt”


Frayda
 

It means 'Aunt Faiga"  Faiga is a female name and means "bird"


Norman Sohn
 

Vetter in German = Uncle


W David Stern
 

As has been previously stated, Vetter is the ***German*** word for Cousin.
 
The ***Yiddish*** word usually transliterated as "fetter", does mean uncle in English
 
-=David Stern=-


Sharon Singer
 

I believe this means “auntie” or aunt.


schwartzeli115@...
 

,i,e was also used as step mother /mentor  or close friend of a more higher age or level