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What is the etymology of the yiddish term "kimpeturin," which refers to a woman who is recovering after childbirth?
interesting. no firm source, but if i would have to guess, it would SEEM to be:
kim + peturin
where kim = get up
peturin = as in peter rechem, the opening up of the womb
Thanks to yaavetz and Google, I have discovered that the source is the German and/or Yiddish "Kindbett" -- the bed upon which a woman who has just given birth convalesces.