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About the history and origins of words.

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Another name probably related to these is עוקבא Ukva (borne by several people in the Amoraic and Geonic eras). This site lists only one proto-Semitic root עקב (although, as usual, the various descend …
answered Feb 26 '10 by Alex
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A search on Hebrewbooks yields the following earlier (16th-century) uses of the Hebrew סברת הכרס: Radvaz, teshuvah 1463: זו סברת הכרס היא Yam Shel Shlomo, Gittin 4:28: וכל אחד עושה לו סברת הכרס כמו …
answered Aug 3 '11 by Alex
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This post claims that it comes from "kavod tir" (Yiddish: honor at the door), although I haven't found this in his cited source, Ohel Rachel by R. Chaim Liberman.
answered Jan 18 '12 by Alex
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is of unknown date and authorship, but at any rate predates the Aruch (11th century - beginning of the era of the Rishonim), which quotes this etymology (under s.v. אהרן). [Among other Rishonim, Ibn …
answered Mar 30 '12 by Alex
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Wikipedia says it's "probably derived from the Old High German kraepfo meaning grape." However, I would think it's more likely related to crepe (French for a type of pancake that's often filled, much …
answered Mar 2 '11 by Alex