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What is the meaning and source of the name Pesil or Pesa or Pesha?

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    I'm pretty sure that Pesha is the yiddishized version of Basya. – YDK Oct 24 '11 at 16:19
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To corroborate @YDK's comment, it seems to be from Basya (or Bisya): http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/489777/jewish/What-does-the-name-Pessy-mean.htm

  • How does it "seem to be" from Batya? It either is or it isnt...is it? How do you know? – user1150 Jan 3 '12 at 15:37
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  • @AviPesa you don't know; so you speculate. Welcome to etymology :) In this case, I used "seems" b/c the page I linked to does not present any specific sources. – yitznewton Jan 3 '12 at 18:11

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