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Yiddish to Hebrew names
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George Fogelson
2017-11-08 23:55:21 UTC
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What are the Hebrew equivalents of the Yiddish names Mortek and Etka?
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George FOGELSON
Redondo Beach, CA
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Judith Singer
2017-11-09 15:06:21 UTC
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Hi - Etka is the diminutive form of Eta. According to the JewishGen
Given Names Database, there is no Hebrew equivalent for Eta: it is
from the Yiddish / German word for "noble". (It was not crucial that a
woman have a Hebrew name.)

I'm guessing that Mortek (which I haven't ever seen before) is a
variant of Mortke. Mortke is a diminutive form of the Hebrew name
Mordekhai.

Judith Singer

From: "George J. Fogelson" <***@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017
Post by George Fogelson
What are the Hebrew equivalents of the Yiddish names Mortek and Etka?
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