KATCHOP-Ukrainian Slavic language #ukraine

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Can anyone confirm that the above term-KATCHOP- in Ukranian refers to
someone who deals with lumber. It appears in one of Chaim Nachman
Bialik (Israel's national author) as such. I believe also in other
jewish literary sources.


Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


I was born and raised in Ukraine, but I never heard this word before. I will ask around, out of curiosity.

Alan Shuchat


Can you give us the a source for this word in one of Bialik's writings in the original language he used? Was it Hebrew or Yiddish?
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA