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The idea of the name for the Messiah comes first from Tractate Sanhedrin which discusses Messiah's appearance. The context of the following comes from Psalm 72:17 - b. Sanhedrin, Folio 98B The School of R. Yannai said: His name is Yinnon, for it is written, His name shall endure for ever: e'er the sun was, his name is Yinnon. Another mention of this ...
This is a "Kri Ksiv" situation in which it is spelled with a vav and pronounced with a yud Note that it is a verb and it means will be magnified Tehillime 72:17 יְהִי שְׁמוֹ | לְעוֹלָם לִפְנֵי שֶׁמֶשׁ יִנּוֹן (כתיב יִנֹּין) שְׁמוֹ וְיִתְבָּרְכוּ בוֹ כָּל גּוֹיִם יְאַשְּׁרֻהוּ May his name be forever; before the sun, his name will be magnified, ...
A detailed explanation of the two root theory can be in Edward Horowitz, How the Hebrew Language Grew, chapter 14 "How Two Letters Become Three." The book has been republished several times and is available on Amazon.
The basis of the question is a misconception of the roots of the words. Eitz means tree, and its plural is eitzim. Eitzah means advice, and its plural is eitzos. Both words are Hebrew.
I think the term Golus covers what you are looking for. I do not mean the literal translation, but rather the sentimental feeling the word gives, and its application even by those that live in Israel.
My great uncle when leading the family Seder always said 'Arbang mi'yodeya' etc (as well as 'ki lau no'eh' and bimhighrow yivneh besau b'kaurov'). Our family background is Anglo-Jewish since about 1740 and before that from yekkish/Dutch forebears) and my grandmother's transliteration of the Shema started 'Shemang'.
You ask here how to change a name, related MY questions address the questions of whether it is permitted and to what name change to it. Today to change one's name one goes to a rav (rabbi) although chabad.org says this is only to change the first and main name, otherwise anyone can add a name. It describes the process as follows When changing a patient’...
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