Where does the Jewish name Feivel (or Feivish) come from? What does it actually mean?
When the word מקבילות comes up in parashas T'ruma, Rash"i defines it based on the Aramaic root ק.ב.ל, commonly found in the preposition לקבל (against or opposite) to mean physically across ...
Why is it called Bas Kol versus Ben Kol?
Is there an etymological connection between the Yiddish word "shtiebel" and the English word "steeple"? They seem to overlap a lot in usage and pronunciation. A cursory search reveals that "shtiebel" ...
What is the etymology of the yiddish term "kimpeturin," which refers to a woman who is recovering after childbirth?
In what reliable source can I look up the etymology of English (or other) words stretching all the way back to Semitic languages, especially Hebrew? I often have suspicions that certain words might ...